The GetOn Skills Development Centre in Pretoria, was established in 2006 with the aim of instilling fundamental skills within impoverished communities in Pretoria, Gauteng. GetOn aims to alleviate poverty through training programmes that include - Basic Computer Skills, Office Administration, Point-of-Sale, Bake for Profit, Barista Skills, Entrepreneurial training, GetOn Enterprise Development (GED), Life Skills and Basic Business Skills training.

GetOn Skills Development Centre provide training to students between the ages of 18-30 of whom 100% of our students are black South Africans. We play a prominent role in the retail sector in Pretoria, as we provide high calibre staff that have exceeded in our holistic training programmes that integrates Life Skills and Business Skills into all the courses, into the economic workforce of South Africa. We work with corporate and retail partners to ensure all GetOn courses are presented on the required level and that the content is locally relevant to the needs of industry.
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Did you know that only 34.8% of the pupils who started school in 2002 in South Africa completed secondary education (Grade 12 / matric) in 2013, while 5.8% of the adult population had received no education at all? (Stats South Africa Household Survey 2012). South Africans are faced with a major problem of escalating levels of unemployment (26.7% in the first quarter of 2016). Leaving over 5 million people unemployed, this high unemployment clearly contributes to the tensions that this wonderful country still faces on a daily basis.

Research shows that over 60% of households in Atteridgeville, an informal settlement in Pretoria are living on less than R1600 per month often sustaining a family of five. (Less than a US$1.00 per person per day).

When you are stuck in a hopeless situation of poverty and unemployment, it is not easy to keep believing in a better future. It is GetOn Skills Development continuous mission to influence and contribute to poverty alleviation in the community. We do this for those people who have the passion and motivation to better their economic situation. 


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The GetOn Skills Development Centre (SDC) was founded by a Dutch foundation known as the Stichting GetOn Foundation. A Non Profit organisation that strives to help people in developing countries get ahead. All GetOn project are selected on their ability to become self-sustainable and impact the community at large.www.stichtinggeton.nl 

Mr Price Jumpstart Initiative


The JumpStart project literally aims to provide a "jump start" to young people and help them gain much needed skills to access the job market. to Mr Price JumpstartInitiative was designed for Non Profit Organisations who train unemployed youth to make them more employable, to give their candidates the opportunity to gain practical work experience. They aim to do this by equipping them with self-confidence, health awareness and knowledge of the retail sector, basic maths, literacy and techniques on conflict resolution. GetOn became part of this programme in July 2012. Click here for more information: www.redcapfoundation.org

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The GetOn Economic Development (GED) Programme was designed as a three-year
mentorship programme that nurtures and equips students with the sound technical and business skills to successfully run their own businesses. This is a LearntoEarn initiated Project, run by GetOn Skills Development Centre. Sunspray, the largest producer of spray-dried food ingredients and provider for all spray-drying needs, has made a significant contribution to this project and we look forward to a successful partnership.
“I am quite overwhelmed by the professional and eager responses I received from the students, when trained how to use the ice cream, slush and hot chocolate equipment. The enthusiasm of the GetOn management and students, has certainly showed a positive professional attitude towards this joint initiative, and we are certainly proud of our association with GetOn and envisage a fruitful partnership in the near future.” Comment Maneshrie Pillay –Sunspray. Click here to find out more about Sunspray: www.sunspray.co.za

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Learn to Earn (LtE) and GetOn continue to partner together after LearntoEarn’s management
contract with GetOn came to an end in September 2012. It’s amazing to see how much GetOn has developed in the past 15 months. It has moved from rural HennopsRiver to the industrial environment of ArcelorMittal in Pretoria West. No more snakes, transport problems, theft and problems with telecommunications – we hope! The change within staff has been important in reshaping GetOn. An effort was made to focus on what was required from staff to give students the best opportunities to develop. It was noticeable to see the joy and pride in staff as more graduates became economically active. This provided motivation to work at improving standards at GetOn. An important mind shift was from being “problem identifiers” to “solution finders”. A lot of emphasis was placed on enabling staff to see themselves as part of the solution. It was encouraging to see the impact on staff as they felt proud to be part of finding solutions. GetOn will continue to be a member of the LearntoEarn Association which will enable it to benefit from shared resources and networks. However, we also look forward to seeing GetOn impact other organisations throughout South Africa as it shares its knowledge and experience. Let us strive together to eradicate unemployment! Click here for more information: www.learntoearn.org.za

National Youth Development Agancy (NYDA) ProjectNYDA logo

In November 2014, GetOn was awarded the project through the National Youth Development Agency, to be part of the EPWP project, in 2016 GetOn Skills Development Centre has a target to employ 600 volunteers, to be placed throughout the county. The focus of the project was to provide youth with an opportunity to develop themselves within Non-Profit organisations through skills development, personal achievements and community development. Simultaniously building capacity in these non-profit organizations, with additional working force in order for them to impact and contribute largely to poverty alleviation. The 600 volunteers are placed in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwa Zulu Natal and Western Cape, with all volunteers appreciating the opportunity, and really motivated to prove their self-worth. http://www.nyda.gov.za/ 


GetOn, having a holistic approach to training and Life Skills being a core component to our success, partnered with Unisa and developed the GetOn Library to be a safe place to learn with a focus to encourage students to speak more English and feel confident while doing so. A team of 8 senior lecturers from Unisa host weekly sessions with our students and have developed a curriculum and material to engage with the students in aspects of English literacy, interview skills and library skills through reading and poetry.http://www.unisa.ac.za/ 

ArcelorMittal South Africaarcelormittal logo

ArcelorMittal South Africa is committed to uplifting and improving the quality of life in the communities within which we operate with special reference to previously disadvantaged communities through the investment of time, knowledge and skills. ArcelorMittal South Africa have activly been funding GetOn Skills Development Centre since 2012. GetOn Skills Development Centre is based at ArcelorMittal Pretoria Works site. 


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Culinary Equipment has been involved with GetOn Skills Development Centre for a number of years,sharing support, knowledge and equipment for GetOn Skills Development Centre to launch our Barista course late 2014. Culinary Equipment Company is an importer and distributor of catering equipment and smalls from Europe with an emphasis on quality and heritage brands. Culinary offers premium products with premium after-sales service supported by a policy of exclusive distribution and close supplier cooperation in technical spares and training. This division incorporates our Trade Centre at our Lanseria showroom and warehouse. https://www.culinary.co.za/about-us/community 

 Nedbank Private Wealth Charitable Foundation


The Nedbank Private Wealth Charitable Foundation supports youth in the age group 15 to 25 through accredited skills-based learnerships, entrepreneurial skills training and identified programmes that will enable and equip them to be gainfully employed. GetOn Skills Development appreciated the support over the past two years from Nedbank Private Wealth Charitable Foundation and envisage a fruitful future partnership. https://www.nedbankprivatewealth.co.za/south-africa/social-responsibility-and-sustainability

 The TK Foundation


The TK Foundation is a private independent foundation organized in the Bahamas in 2002. The Foundation is named for J. Torben Karlshoej, “T.K.”, who grew up on a farm in Denmark and later founded the Teekay Shipping Company, now Teekay Corporation. The TK Foundation’s mission is to fulfil the legacy of J. Torben Karlshoej by enabling disadvantaged youth to succeed and promoting maritime education and safety. The TK Foundation partnered with GetOn Skills Development in 2017 for a three year period enabling GetOn to equip South African youth with skills development, school outreach and entrepreneurial training, incorporating the transformative Life skills.  http://www.tkfoundation.bs/ 


logo pnpAckerman Pick n Pay Foundation

The Foundation’s primary objective is to enable South Africans to provide for their own needs, while aspiring to better themselves and contribute to their communities. In this way it their aim to make a measurable contribution to sustainable development through the enhancement and development of skills by supporting projects that encourage entrepreneurship and self-reliance, and provide employment opportunities. They believe that sustainable enterprise development can relieve conditions of poverty and unemployment through economic empowerment and uplifting the quality of life of marginalised and disadvantaged emerging entrepreneurs. GetOn Skills Development appreciates Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation commitment to the Bake for Profit, Job Readiness and Barista Training programmes. http://www.picknpay.co.za/foundation 

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