SOUTH AFRICA’S ACCSYS GIVE GIRLS A TASTE OF A MODERN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

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GirlChildToWork 2013National supplier of people’s management software and hardware solutions, Accsys, hosted students in their company. This was done as part of the annual Cell C Bringing a girl child to work initiative.

The Cell C Bring a Girl Child to Work is a long-running programme devised and introduced by the mobile services operator to expose learners to the realities of a modern business.

Every year, Accsys which is a regular contributor to the initiative, hosts 11th and 12th Graders from Wendywood and Alexandra High Schools.

Learners are given a guided tour through the offices, involving presentations by key personnel and are also given opportunity to engage with department leaders to better understand Accsys’ operations.

“The idea is that the learner will walk away from the experience with first-hand knowledge of a business environment at a progressive, leading company. This helps them at a time when they are considering what to do with their lives after acquiring their education. We also underline the fact that they do not need to stop learning when they complete their schooling – training and internships at companies are a sure way to gain valuable experience and continue the education process,” says Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys.

The initiative seemed to make a lasting impression as Zinziswa Mcethe from Wendywood High said; “I enjoyed it because I want to study admin work. I enjoyed the spelling test and finding out about eLearning in the support faculty. It taught me how to market myself and provided me with different tips to better myself in the workplace. I also know my rights in the workplace… thank you very much for a wonderful day, filled with learning and fun.”

Lesley Sema from Alexandra High was impressed with the accountancy function and operation at Accsys. “I enjoyed getting to know what accountants do on a daily basis. The team is awesome and I would like to work as an accountant one day. This project motivated me a lot,” she said.

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