Having successfully helped over 400 students in the Western Cape transition from high school to guaranteed employment in the Built Environment and related sectors, Go for Gold will open its first Gauteng campus in January 2015.
Committed to rolling out their education to employment model to benefit many more young people from disadvantaged communities across the country, Go for Gold’s first Gauteng campus will admit 30 students in 2015 with a view to growing this each year.
“Over the past 15 years we’ve demonstrated the impact of the Go for Gold model in the Western Cape and with the support of industry in Gauteng, we believe we can do the same there,” says Patti.
Go for Gold beneficiary Waleeda Clayton who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and is now a Civil Engineer with construction firm WBHO confirms this sentiment: “Go for Gold has opened a world of endless possibilities for me. I am the only member of my immediate family and one of just a handful from my matric year to attend University and obtain a professional qualification. Despite growing up without much in the way of material possessions, Go for Gold has shown me that I have a wealth of talents and that I am the leader of my life and only I determine where I’m going. My wish is that every young South African could be blessed with a Go for Gold of their own to help them make their dreams a reality.”