Initiatives from BEKA Schréder In South Africa, our local entity, BEKA Schréder, has a strong focus on education. This is an important issue in a country where a broken and unequal education system perpetuates poverty and inequality. Every company in South Africa is rated according to the B-BBEE Scorecard. In general, the level of compliance determines participation in the economy and public tenders. BEKA Schréder decided to go beyond the B-BBEE checklist. In 2022, the following programmes were implemented.
In 2022, approximately 1,169 training sessions were conducted in 27 countries, ranging in topics such as sales, finance, legal and HR to personal development, work, health and safety, language and soft skills. During 2022, only a few countries had to implement transition support programmes, as there were almost no retirements. As part of these programmes, one pre-retirement plan was developed, two training sessions were conducted for employees who intended to continue working after retirement and counselling sessions were conducted for 3 retiring employees.
Higher education Bursaries One external bursary (Bachelor of Commerce) Two internal bursaries (Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Supply Chain) Learnership, Apprenticeships, Internship (LAI’s) Internal learners : 14 learners on production technology (level 3 & 4) External learners (unemployed learners with disabilities): 8 learners on Basic Administration Practice Adult Basic Education and training (ABET) Available to adults who want to finish their basic education (literacy and numeracy) Internal learners : 9 staff members External learners : 20 unemployed learners
4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. 4.5 - By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
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