Graduate Work Readiness Programme Proposal

Graduate Work Readiness Programme Proposal



Employers have long complained that most graduates are not prepared to succeed in their careers. Recent studies have found that between 50 and 78 percent of employers who had job openings did not hire recent graduates simply because they were not prepared for the job. In short, the jobs were ready, but the graduates were not.

The object of this programme is to develop more employable graduates to the labour market as well as to nurture their life-long career path.

Programme Structure:

This is an intensive 16-hour programme targeted at tertiary institution students. It comprises of core coursework, together with enrichment and teambuilding activities to enhance their problem-solving, critical thinking, and relationship skills.

We utilised the internationally acclaimed Habitudes® Leadership Development Programme material, developed by Growing Leaders in the US, with whom we have a partnership. Habitudes® is utilised in 70 countries, by 8,500 schools, universities, colleges and corporates, and 750,000 young leaders have already been trained with it.

The students receive a bag, folder and about 100 pages of notes. In addition, during the lessons, the students are provided with the book The Art of Preparing for a Career.

Topics Covered:

  • Correct career choices.
  • Teamwork.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Embracing technology.
  • Integrity and ethical leadership.
  • Effective communication.
  • Diversity in teams.
  • Personal branding.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Making correct choices.
  • Managing finances.
  • Effective CV’s.
  • Job interview skills.
  • Application of academic and technical skills.
  • Personal health and well-being.


The programme is conducted by a group of trained Habitudes® facilitators.


Upon completion, students receive a certificate of attendance from Growing Leaders in the US.

The programme has already been rolled out to a number of universities and colleges in the country.

Project Manager:Rodney Frank & Dawn Harrison
Contact: 082 334 6403