Learn to Earn's story
About Learn to Earn
Learn to Earn is a skills development and job creation organisation seeking to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually.
Our skills development and training centres are based in vibrant Khayelitsha and the seaside town of Hermanus. Here, we endeavour to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa. Since 1989 we have trained more than 13 583 unemployed people with market-related skills.
We have seen over 83% of our graduates become economically active, with up to 20% starting their own businesses. Our students have the option of receiving tuition in Bake for Profit, Basic Cashier Skills, Basic Handyman Skills, Basic Hospitality Skills, Basic Office Skills, Call Centre, Graphic Design Bridging Course, Home Management, Sewing, Sewing Production Line, Woodwork, as well as Basic Computers and an 8-week long Business Skills course. Our newest training initiative is the Ground UP Academy whose aim is to train and equip unemployed people in becoming entry level Baristas. All of our courses also include a life skills aspect.
Zakhele Manufacturing & Design
Zakhele Manufacturing & Design (a Division of Learn to Earn Development Enterprise) makes a range of beautiful conference bags, banner bags, cushions and placemats. These handmade high quality products are unique and reflect the positive atmosphere of the heart of Khayelitsha.
The feel good Project
LtE is also in partnership with JSE listed company and South African retail giant, TFG (The Foschini Group). Established in 2008, the feel good Project (tfgP) is an innovative civil society project which aims to fight poverty by training unemployed people in skills relevant to the retail supply chain. TfgP trainees are chosen from students who have completed one or more of LtE's market related skills training courses for further training in the retail, supply and warehousing sectors.
Because of LtE's reputation as an organisation that makes life changing interventions in unemployed people through skills training, job creation and enterprise development we receive many requests to start branches in various areas of South Africa. These requests have resulted in us establishing the Learn to Earn Association.
Each of the branches is open for tours of the centres. Please contact your closest branch to prearrange a time.
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