OUR ESSENCE

Why The Experience Factory

Shortage of Talent (Myth)

We believe that there is no shortage of talent in South Africa and that through a comprehensive program that is focused on developing demonstrated potential, the current disconnect between graduates and industry can be curbed. A high level of graduate unemployment represents a major challenge for South Africa and its economic development.

Corporate Literacy - Lack of Social Experience

The Experience Factory’s vision was born out of the recognition that our education system alone is not able to adequately bridge the gap between what graduates derive from their respective qualifications and what the working and business spheres require of them. This gap is further pronounced in those that come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Symbiosis

Not only are employers deprived of crucial degree based skills but the youth themselves are also excluded from the labour force. A lack of not only workplace but also social capital experience is one of the main obstacles preventing unemployed graduates from entering the workforce. Society views this inexperience as a ‘problem’ – we see it as an opportunity.

OUR ESSENCE

Why The Experience Factory

Shortage of Talent (Myth)

We believe that there is no shortage of talent in South Africa and that through a comprehensive program that is focused on developing demonstrated potential, the current disconnect between graduates and industry can be curbed. A high level of graduate unemployment represents a major challenge for South Africa and its economic development.

Corporate Literacy - Lack of Social Experience

The Experience Factory’s vision was born out of the recognition that our education system alone is not able to adequately bridge the gap between what graduates derive from their respective qualifications and what the working and business spheres require of them. This gap is further pronounced in those that come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Symbiosis

Not only are employers deprived of crucial degree based skills but the youth themselves are also excluded from the labour force. A lack of not only workplace but also social capital experience is one of the main obstacles preventing unemployed graduates from entering the workforce. Society views this inexperience as a ‘problem’ – we see it as an opportunity.