Artisan jobs are in higher demand in 2021 than two years ago

– The National List of Occupations in High Demand (NLOHD -Published DHET, Nov 2020).

REAP IS WORKING TO ENSURE THAT AS ARTISANS FILL THE DEMAND THEY HAVE THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED

SA must produce 30,000 qualified artisans a year to meet labour demand if poverty and inequality are to be drastically reduced by 2030

– According to the National Development Plan (NDP).

AT REAP WE NOT ONLY LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF ARTISANS QUAILIFIED EACH YEAR BUT WE ENSURE THAT THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED TO THRIVE ARE LEARNT

98% of all formal businesses in the country are SMMEs, but they only create 28% of all jobs

– Small Business Institute

AT REAP WE TACKLE THIS PROBLEM EVERY DAY BY UPSKILLING THE SMME ARTISANS THROUGH SUPPORT, MENTORING AND EXPERT SKILL DEVELOPMENT. AS THEY SUCCEED THEIR BUSINESS GROWS AND THEY EMPLOY MORE SOUTH AFRICANS

Artisan jobs are in higher demand in 2021 than two years ago

– The National List of Occupations in High Demand (NLOHD -Published DHET, Nov 2020).

REAP IS WORKING TO ENSURE THAT AS ARTISANS FILL THE DEMAND THEYHAVE THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED

SA must produce 30,000 qualified artisans a year to meet labour demand if poverty and inequality are to be drastically reduced by 2030

– According to the National Development Plan (NDP).

AT REAP WE NOT ONLY LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF ARTISANS QUAILIFIED EACH YEAR BUT WE ENSURE THAT THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED TO THRIVE ARE LEARNT

98% of all formal businesses in the country are SMMEs, but they only create 28% of all jobs

– Small Business Institute

AT REAP WE TACKLE THIS PROBLEM EVERY DAY BY UPSKILLING THE SMME ARTISANS THROUGH SUPPORT, MENTORING AND EXPERT SKILL DEVELOPMENT. AS THEY SUCCEED THEIR BUSINESS GROWS AND THEY EMPLOY MORE SOUTH AFRICANS

98% of all formal businesses in the country are SMMEs, but they only create 28% of all jobs.

-Small Business Institute

AT REAP WE TACKLE THIS PROBLEM EVERY DAY BUY UPSKILLING THE SMME ARTISANS THROUGH SUPPORT, MENTORING AND EXPERT SKILL DEVELOPMENT. AS THEY SUCCEED THEIR BUSINESS GROW AND THEY EMPLOY MORE SOUTH AFRICANS

(Jess Roussos, Co-founder of BluLever Education).

(Jess Roussos, Co-founder of BluLever Education).

Mission

To support artisanal small business owners via an incubation model that comprises:

  • Technical, Entrepreneurial and Customer Service Upskill
  • Ongoing One-to-One and Group Coaching, and Mentoring
  • Peer Support and Networking Opportunities
  • Market Reach and Customer Retention Support
  • Impact measurement and programme enhancement through observation and data capture

Mission

To support artisanal small business owners via an incubation model that comprises:

  • Technical, Entrepreneurial and Customer Service Upskill
  • Ongoing One-to-One and Group Coaching, and Mentoring
  • Peer Support and Networking Opportunities
  • Market Reach and Customer Retention Support
  • Impact measurement and programme enhancement through observation and data capture

Vision

Recognize the central and imperative role that artisans play as one of the most significant components of our economic development. Our vision is for a productive economy with a differentiated workforce comprising of a clear and true supportive structure for artisans. The support will include technical and soft- skill essential training, to build and significantly impact their own local community and economy whilst participating in substantially lowering the unemployment rate.

Vision

Recognize the central and imperative role that artisans play as one of the most significant components of our economic development. Our vision is for a productive economy with a differentiated workforce comprising of a clear and true supportive structure for artisans. The support will include technical and soft- skill essential training, to build and significantly impact their own local community and economy whilst participating in substantially lowering the unemployment rate.

Values

Community: Founded on the principles of UBUNTU, we recognise that communities are central to building a country. The emphasis is not only on building a successful business but also on providing opportunities for the unemployed.

Empowerment: We believe that the artisans have all the potential for success and that, most of the time, they simply require support to actualize it. We aim to empower the artisans to become independent contractors.

Creativity: Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules and making mistakes. We believe that our offering encourages the artisans to experience all of these.

Service: REAP was established to serve the artisan and to assist in any area where upskilling would be beneficial, be it coaching, mentoring or expert advice.

Partnership: Very little happens without great partnerships. We are constantly looking to partner with various stakeholders and NGOs.

Accountability: We hold ourselves to the highest level of accountability ensuring that all we do results in the most effective usage of our resources. The artisans are held accountable for their personal development and the growth of their businesses. Our robust monitoring and evaluation system ensures the artisans are achieving their goals and receive the support that they need. 

Values

Community: Founded on the principles of UBUNTU, we recognise that communities are central to building a country. The emphasis is not only on building a successful business but also on providing opportunities for the unemployed.

Empowerment: We believe that the artisans have all the potential for success and that, most of the time, they simply require support to actualize it. We aim to empower the artisans to become independent contractors.

Creativity: Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules and making mistakes. We believe that our offering encourages the artisans to experience all of these.

Service: REAP was established to serve the artisan and to assist in any area where upskilling would be beneficial, be it coaching, mentoring or expert advice.

Partnership: Very little happens without great partnerships. We are constantly looking to partner with various stakeholders and NGOs.

Accountability: We hold ourselves to the highest level of accountability ensuring that all we do results in the most effective usage of our resources. The artisans are held accountable for their personal development and the growth of their businesses. Our robust monitoring and evaluation system ensures the artisans are achieving their goals and receive the support that they need. 

The National List of Occupations in High Demand (NLOHD)
considers artisanal jobs in high demand as they

  • Have shown strong employment growth over the past years
  • Are currently showing strong employment growth
  • Are expected to show strong employment growth in the future
  • Are in an area of the labour market which has a shortage of skilled workers

The National List of Occupations in High Demand (NLOHD) considers artisanal jobs in high demand as they

  • Have shown strong employment growth over the past years
  • Are currently showing strong employment growth
  • Are expected to show strong employment growth in the future
  • Are in an area of the labour market which has a shortage of skilled workers