QASA established its Work Readiness Programme to assist members in finding employment. Thus far, the programme has been very successful. One such example of success is graduate Dumisani Langa, who was introduced to the programme while attending a capacity building session at QASA in February 2019.
“Through the QASA Work Readiness Programme, I learned computer, telephone and communication skills, how to deal with stressful situation and diversity in the workplace,” Langa says. “I never thought that a man with a disability from the rural areas can be employable until I did the programme. I now have gained back my confidence, because I know what is expected from me in the workplace.”
Since completing the programme, Langa has secured employment with a CCTV monitoring company in Durban as a controller operator. His advice for others?
“Use the opportunity to be the part of the QASA Work Readiness Programme, which doesn’t only give you the employment opportunities, but brings back the confidence to defeat your fears,” Langa advises.
“I would like for QASA to reach out to more people, especially in the rural areas where they still label disabilities as a curse and there is a lack of information about disability,” he concludes.
Following the national lockdown, QASA has introduced its Work Readiness Programme to online platforms. The organisation is currently accepting applications for its November intake of candidates. For more information or to apply, contact QASA at 031 767 0352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.