Career Planet - who we are
Career Planet is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company and believes in connecting young people with resources and opportunities for FREE through our website and on their cellphones.
To link people with training and career-related opportunities by providing up-to-date career and skills development information with a strong focus on scarce skills and sustainable self-employment.
To become the leading provider of career information and access to skills training and work-related opportunities.
The Bigger Picture
Youth unemployment is one of the most pressing socio-economic problems in South Africa today, with high rates of unemployment linked to poverty, crime, social degradation and loss of morale. Our young people represent a massive 72 percent of overall unemployment.
Young South Africans are desperate for education and work-related opportunities, but struggle to locate this vital information. If they do, it’s often irrelevant, out of date or out of financial reach. Internet cafés and transport are often luxuries and therefore barriers to accessing information.
Career Planet is an award-winning Section 21 (not-for-profit) organisation that has been providing young people with career training and study information since 2009 through our website and workshops. Our range of services is a digital ‘hub’ of opportunity and development for companies, training providers, government bodies and educational institutions to promote their opportunities direct to young people!
Career Planet uses innovative job-matching technology and mobile-learning tools to offer practical advice to youth unable to attend traditional classroom learning environments.
National School Curriculum: Career Planet aligns directly with the Revised National Curriculum Statement specifically Life Orientation and Economic and Management Sciences.
Our target users are:
- School learners
- Unemployed graduates
- Under-employed people.
Career Planet was formed in June 2007 and launched in June 2008 by former Western Cape Minister of Education, Mr Cameron Dugmore, as a unique web-based career information service. Our resources are generated through career and training related advertising on our website and mobile platform.
- CareerPlanet.co.za - an interactive careers website
- Online mobile career discovery workshops
- Teacher training
- Career readiness workshops
- Job shadowing days
- Sustainable self-employment workshops.
Career Planet's mobile kiosks travel to rural and urban schools and communities for 4-5 days per visit where our online services are available, free of charge, to whoever needs them.
Career Planet is making a significant impact on the prospects, career choices and access to opportunities for thousands of young people - particularly in poor and under-resourced communities. Our programs include income generating activities and training.
Funders and Partners
Career Planet funding is derived from a combination of advertising revenue and project sponsorship.
The building of our first mobile kiosk in 2008 was funded by seda and the DTI.
Other significant funders and partners that have contributed toward the building of Career Planet include:
- The DG Murray Trust
- Western Cape Provincial Government
- Buzz ISP
- Career Junction
Advertisers and supporters are promoted with a logo or banner on the Career Planet website.
Career Planet is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company
- Registration no: 2007/007480/08
- PBO number: 930025803
- K Chisholm (Founder & CEO)
- A. McDonald
- B. Wade
Career Planet, South Africa and the world says farewell to one of the most beloved and respected men of all times. Rest in peace, Madiba,