TCTA prides itself to only recruiting the most knowledgeable and highly skilled professionals in the continent. As an employer who targets only the best in the game, the organization is passionate about investing in knowledge sharing and inspiring future professionals from the early stage.
TCTA has found it beneficial to create partnerships with other organisations that share this same passion, in partnership with the Rural 2 Rural initiative, R2R, TCTA frequently visit various schools across the country with the aim of finding those individuals that will be willing to listen and use the information to their advantage.
This year, TCTA has already visited about eight schools around Limpopo and in Gauteng, and there are plans in place to visit more schools across the country throughout the year. In addition to TCTA giving learners information about its own bursaries and internship programmes, the organisation also gives career guidance to learners. While the programme is spearheaded by the Communications and Stakeholders department in the organization, colleagues from other divisions are encouraged to offer their time during these visits.
According to the programme managers of R2R Initiative, the programme targets those schools that have little or no career guidance initiatives, specifically around maths, accounting, and science with the understanding that without proper early career guidance, youth navigate through their careers blindly. In addition, most rural youth struggle in converting their high school knowledge and qualification into creating access to higher educational opportunities. This then adds to the cycle of youth unemployment and poverty.