Afrika Tikkun and international auto glass giant Belron partnered in 2016 to open a state-of-the-art training centre in Braamfontein. This center focuses on career development and giving young people the skills they need to enter the job market. The opening of the youth-friendly centre in December 2016 marked the integration of a formal skills development training facility into the Afrika Tikkun Cradle to Career 360 model.
The addition of the training centre, which includes two computer labs and two lecture rooms, will significantly increase Afrika Tikkun’s existing capacity for skills development. The transformation of the one-hundred-year-old building into a space where young people can “think, dream and learn” is a recognition of our belief that “every young person should have the opportunity to excel in life.
The centre provides training in both hard and soft skills. The training centre was made possible through Afrika Tikkun’s 16-year-long partnership with auto glass company Belron. According to Afrika Tikkun’s CEO Marc Lubner: “although Belron now operates in 34 countries across the globe, it hasn’t forgotten it roots, “Belron started in Johannesburg and through the annual Spirit of Belron Triathlon it continues to give back to where it came from.”