Women are growing in stature within the workplace and continue to demonstrate an astute ability to overcome hurdles, lead from the fronts and succeed in their careers. This message of encouragement is one of several given to female learners who were hosted by Accsys in support of the Cell C Bring a Girl Child to Work Day.
On 26 May learners from Wendywood High School and Alexandra High School visited the Sandton-based head office of Accsys, a national supplier of management solutions within HR, payroll administration, time and attendance and access control.
The company is not only a recognised provider of management HR solutions, service and support, it also has 30 years experience in the development of both systems and people in the workplace.
Teryl Schroenn, CEO at Accsys, says that the company has a proud track record of support for the Bring a Child to Work concept, particularly in light of the fact that it affords learners the opportunity to gain a realistic viewpoint of the modern workplace environment.
“Employment opportunities and skills availability remain critical considerations within the market today. Initiatives that expose job seekers to the practicalities and realities of industry, trade and commerce is an important contribution to the efforts of both government and corporate South Africa to develop skills and create jobs,” says Schroenn.
Whilst at the company for the day, learners were given a comprehensive overview of Accsys and various areas of that make up its core business. The young visitors were told about contracts, HR in business, technology, admin and sales and development, among other vital "cogs" in the Accsys "wheel".
“It is important that young people, who will soon be entering the job market, are given first-hand information that is reliable and practical to help them make the right decisions at the right time. Whatever their ambitions or choice of career in the future may be, the fact is that no business or industry can survive without robust, reliable next generation technology and skilled people,” says Schroenn.
As part of its ongoing long-term support of this initiative Accsys will also extend the opportunity to male learners in July, in an Accsys initiative, called Boys in Business.
“We hope that it in addition to exposing the country’s future labour force to the dynamics of a progressive workplace environment, the visit goes some way to fostering self belief and confidence in the learners,” Schroenn continues.