Saab places Emphasis on youth empowerment

With the aim to promote quality of life, Saab embraces the view to support and initiate involvement in various projects and initiatives in South Africa. In the last quarter, the company has placed great emphasis on the empowerment of youth through career development.

In July, Saab, hosted the annual Take a Girl Child to Work Day which served to expose girls from surrounding schools to potential career opportunities in the engineering field, to impart general careerselection guidance and bursary options, and to offer a sneak peak into what goes on behind the scenes in the design and production of defence products.

In line with the company’s vision to empower youth, and following an already successful programme, the administrative disability internship has been extended by a year to coincide with the newly introduced production technology learnership, both of which were created to arm matriculants with the preparedness, guidance and skills needed to advance their careers.

Staying true the theme of supporting youth, Saab chose to focus its activities for Nelson Mandela Day on feeding one thousand children from nearby orphanages. The day’s events also provided a platform for staff to unite and celebrate the late Nelson Mandela through an explosion of colour.