Working at the Employment Access Programme, I have spent time developing and working with specific clients at the Employment Information Desk, which aids highly-skilled professionals in getting accreditation in their field of expertise, or finding alternative employment options. This has been an interesting challenge and I have learned a lot from many of my clients as well as learning much about the current landscape of varied professional sectors in South Africa’s labour setting.
It is very motivating to work on such a project, and this has become an exciting time as we move forward both with client’s successes as well as expanding the program with over 40 clients (and counting), setting up reports on special case issues, and creating more opportunities in finding employment for non-South African professionals.
At the end of the day, even finding employment for one doctor from the DRC or teacher from Zimbabwe is the most rewarding feeling. Its the small things that matter.