Sponsor A Student

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Business is being asked to sponsor students and help increase their chances of finding work.

The Hubbard College of Administration (HCA) is encouraging businesses to allocate a portion of their CSI budget to sponsoring students to complete its courses.

The college presents a line-up of courses that help low-wage earners improve their personal and business skills, thus increasing their potential earning power.

The business can make a sponsorship contribution from as little as R150, with other options including R750 for partial support, R3 000 will get one student through a course and R60 000 will see a class of 20 workers completing a course.

Each sponsored student is selected through an application process comprising a battery of tests. Their performance is closely monitored and they become eligible for the next course if they achieve a good student record.

The training line up starts with basic literacy courses, then onto courses that help the student handle basic life problems more effectively, culminating in a practical business course, enabling the student to become employable and productive in an office.

While the HCA doesn’t commit to finding candidates jobs, records show that more than 50% of students find better employment during the programme.

 

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In exchange for the sponsored services students receive, they commit to using the knowledge they gain to improve their own conditions and those of others in their home communities.

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