FOREST TOWN SCHOOL – WEP 2017
This program was initiated in 2004 for the learners between the ages of 16 and 18. It is a three-year program designed to prepare and equip learners for the work environment.
All the learners have to meet a certain criteria for them to qualify for the program. Numeracy, Literacy, Life Skills and Computer Literacy are some of the subjects covered. Skills Our learners are exposed to different skills and job shadowing. These include IT, hospitality, bakery, barrister, administration, class assistant, reception, recycling, library and beauty therapy. Stakeholders Currently there are stakeholders, who are offering their services and contributing immensely towards the program. These are:
IBM – Computer literacy
JASA – Entrepreneurial Skills
Johannesburg Zoo – Job shadowing
Gauteng Cricket Board – Job shadowing
(At Wanderers stadium)
Globeflight – bakery training
L’Oreal – beauty therapy training
Dulce and Wiesenhof Coffee – training barristers.
Tsoga Coffee Shop We also have a fully operational coffee shop, which services the staff, parents and other special guests on Fridays. The learners bake, cook and prepare the food on Thursdays.
The Beauty Therapy Centre (BTC)
The BTC fully caters for ladies and gents hair styling and treatments. BTC also caters for manicures and pedicures and head, neck and shoulder massages.
L’Oreal trainers come to BTC every Friday to continuously offer training to our learners so that they keep abreast with the latest trends in the industry.
Bakery Globeflight has its representative on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to train our learners in the bakery, where they produce biscuits, bread, rolls and burgers.
Barrister A company called Dulce and Wiesenhof Coffee also sends its staff to train our learners as barristers.