Wednesday, 28 May 2015 marked the 13th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® annual campaign targeted at South African girl learners from grade 10 to grade 12. This year, Cell C announced that its Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign attracted a record participation of more than 520 companies and various government departments nationally.
Under the theme Dream, Believe, Achieve, Strate showed its support toward the initiative and gave female pupils from Gauteng the opportunity to visit the company and experience various career opportunities available, as well as understand how the company operates.
After a brief breakfast and introduction to the company, the learners were taken through the importance of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the workplace, understanding why they need to be employed by an organisation that looks after their safety as well. Strate has been recognised as an employer of choice over recent years, and it proved to the girls how it achieved this through the OHS discussion, as well as understanding the DNA of the company and how it measures its success using the organisation’s Bluprints methodology. For more info on Strate’s Bluprints, click here.
Thereafter, they were introduced to employees who form part of this year’s Strate Mentorship Programme, who took them through a teambuilding exercise. The session ended with a motivational talk entitled ‘Dare to Dream’ to inspire the young women to achieve their hopes, dreams and goals and to never give up. This was then followed by a guided tour of the company, where groups of girls could engage with departmental representatives to ask them questions and receive guidance bout their career paths.
Here are a few photos from the day:
Strate would like to thank all the learners for visiting Strate. We trust they took away the knowledge and insight that they needed to prepare themselves when they enter the workplace.