MEC Lesufi Officially Launches Pace Commerce and Entrepreneurship School of Specialisation
The Gauteng MEC for Education and Youth Development, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, has today 15 August 2019 officially launched Pace Commerce and Entrepreneurship School of Specialisation in Jabulani, Soweto.
This school will focus on Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, responding to the skills needs in the region, the province and the country.
Absa is our lead partner in this project. Being a former Independent School, Pace was established as a School of Focused Learning (SFL) in 2002. The Austrian Ministry of Education brought the best professor in Entrepreneurship to train the educators. Between 2016 and 2018, there were five sessions held. It was the educators themselves who immensely contributed towards the developed of the manual. Prior to that, the school took the initiative to source out material on Entrepreneurship.
The ultimate aim of the school is to:
• Provide capable learners from disadvantaged communities with the capacity to enter the global economy as businessmen/women, hotel and restaurant managers in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry, incorporating other related professions in the broad fields of economics.
• Expose learners, at an early age, to a whole host of entrepreneurial ventures so they can make informed decisions after realising their potential, passion and talents and to adopt a mentality of being job creators and job seekers.
Schools of Specialisation (SoS) offer a highly specialised curriculum and seek to nurture the development of top talent in South Africa across key disciplines, breeding the country’s future generation of leaders. A graduate of the SoS can look forward to multiple exit opportunities including joining the labour market, entrepreneurship or furthering their studies. These schools will also assist in addressing skills shortages in Gauteng by creating skilled labour for the economy that will respond to the Transformation, Modernisation and Re-Industrialisation strategy of the Gauteng City Region.
For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on 072 574 3860.
Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education
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