THENSA WILL MEET STUDENT LEADERS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ROLL OUT BESPOKE ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME
South Africa’s national unemployment crisis has left graduates facing a future of great insecurity. With the possibility of securing a job becoming more of a pipedream, institutions must prepare young people for the tough realities following graduation. Entrepreneurship has long been touted as a salve for unemployment.
For this reason, THENSA developed the Online Entrepreneurship Programme, in partnership with Munster University of Technology (MTU) in Cork, Ireland. Funded through a grant from the Irish Embassy in South Africa, this programme equips students with a variety of technical, business managerial and personal skills to assist them in the creation and sustainability of a business. The programme was initially piloted with a selected number of nominated students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and was later rolled out as a second pilot to the THENSA member universities. Not only was the content of the programme praised, but students also commended the time sensitivity of the course, for which they were given a maximum of eight weeks to complete.
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