YES, a South African not-for-profit, is a joint national initiative between business, government and labour that aims to address the youth unemployment crisis in South Africa by providing 12-month quality work experiences (QWEs) to unemployed, black youth.
In return for placing youth in work opportunity, businesses receive one or two levels up on their B-BBEE scorecard, making them more competitive in the market.
In just three years, YES and its partners have created more than 70,750 work experiences, which has seen R4 billion being ploughed into communities and the economy through youth wallets.
Over 1,800 corporates have signed up for YES to co-create a future that works for all. Over and above this, YES integrated virtual learning for YES Youth into its programme, logging 20 million minutes of mobile digital learning.
Go to www.yes4youth.co.za for more information. It’s a win-win-win for country, company and youth.