Keystone Youth Academy - Empowering Black Women to Work in the Engineering Industry
Keystone Project Recruitment (KPR), an established technical recruitment company, identified a shortage of black women entering the engineering (mining, petrochemical and construction) industries. Recognising that much of the challenge lay in access to suitable education and training opportunities, KPR established Keystone Women Youth Development Funding NPC (KFYDF) in 2016.
Subsequently rebranded to Keystone Youth Academy (KYA), the B-BBEE Level 1 Not for Profit Company seeks to empower Black youth, principally women and disabled, to access skills and experience to enable their entrance into the engineering sector.
KPR’s established ties with companies in the mining, petrochemical and construction engineering sectors provides a unique degree of access and ensures that the KYA Programmes can be accurately aligned to our client’s specific business needs and strategies.
The KYA Programme consists of a Learnership, engaging with qualified and experienced coaches, the provision of a range of complementary industry-related soft skills courses, and life skills training. This enables unprecedented flexibility and the capacity to tailor the KYA Programme to align with our client’s specific needs and strategies, while ensuring that learners receive the full benefit of a uniquely comprehensive array of training and coaching methodologies.
KYA is well positioned to assist clients in maximising their B-BBEE level, predominantly through optimising spend (points) under their Skills Development Scorecard. And, because KYA is a B-BBEE Level 1 not for profit company working with us provides a great opportunity to boost your Procurement spend and earn points under Enterprise & Supplier Development.