Applications Open For Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development
The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a tertiary level academy, situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business adjacent to the V&A Waterfront. It offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development that is directed at young aspiring entrepreneurs who face financial challenges but who are passionate about business and personal development.
The Academy strives to help young people rise above their social, financial and academic constraints to achieve a quality education in entrepreneurship.
The Academy offers a six-month programme that is run twice a year: from January to June and from July to December.
The course comprises classroom activities, group learning and activities in Business/Entrepreneurship and Life Orientation, as well as self-directed learning, numeracy and literacy support and entrepreneurial showcases. In addition, students are offered development through one-on-one counselling and support.
- Business Skills – covering the functional areas of business including marketing, accounting, human resources and business planning; with a focus on creativity and innovation.
- Life Skills - a dedicated social and personal development programme teaching self-management and self-improvement. This process aims to empower students to manage and apply themselves in a relevant and effective way.
- Numeracy and Literacy Support – provides a foundation for the communication and financial literacy demands of a business.
- Discovery Sessions – include fieldtrips and workshops within a variety of areas such as culture, history, business resources and social responsibility.
Who can participate?
The course is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30, from backgrounds where they have experienced financial, social or academic challenges.
Students should not turn 31 during the programme.
The programme is offered at first year university level and is open to students who have not had the opportunity to complete a tertiaty degree. Students older than 29 are generally accepted when they have had little work or study experience and who are in need of significant business and personal development.
Students must demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship and starting a business. Applications are open to anyone living in the Western Cape (students must be able to travel to the Academy daily, accommodation is not provided).
Office Telephone: 021 406 1422
Whatsapp: 066 108 8978
Raymond Ackerman Academy
Graduate School of Business
8 Portswood Road
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
To email the Academy, click here.
Office number: 115595724 / 0115595583
Address: University of Johannesburg
The applications are now open. Download an application form here.
Applications can be either dropped off, posted or emailed back to the Academy.
Milpark Education’s schools – Milpark Business School, Milpark School of Commerce, Milpark School of Investment and Banking, Milpark School of Financial Planning and Insurance, and Milpark College – all provide the same high level of quality, learning and flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of both our students as well as industry.
Applications to be covered by the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, better known as ISFAP, in 2022 will open in July. Careers Portal had a chat with ISFAP where all your questions on the bursary were answered.
We've heard the term 'missing middle' come up frequently when speaking about higher education and funding but what does it mean? Sifanele Biyela, Regional Project Manager at Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, explains what the 'missing middle' is.
Most popular articles today
Students who are studying teaching or prospective education students who require funding, this one is for you. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could possibly be able to assist you with your funding needs. If not, we have another option too.
With the number of Covid-19 cases that need hospital treatment rising by 58% over the last two weeks the government has decided to increase restrictions and raise the lockdown level. There will be restrictions on the sale of alcohol and the evening curfew will be brought forward as a strategy that is intended bring down the number of infections that are spread during social gatherings.
The Western Cape Education Department has ruled that not all schools across will resume full-time attendance due to social distancing rules. The Department announced that primary school learners will return to schools full-time from 26 July.
There’s no denying that COVID-19 has rocked the economy. Companies that were around since before we were born have closed, the national airline has been grounded, and the transport industry was literally brought to a standstill when workers were told to stay at home. The global economy has slowed, reducing exports, forcing prices lower and drying up demand. Sales in many industries are lower as people try to save more and spend less.
Other people were also interested in:
The Department of Education discusses all the important matters that took place over this last week. There are talks of new school programmes, a possible phase two of the teaching assistants initiative, and school netball being broadcasted on live TV. We have all you need to know on the education sector, right here.
The Department of Basic Education has started embarking on a nationwide school safety intervention initiative. The initiative is aimed at addressing school violence, bullying, drug use, and social ills, which directly impact educational outcomes.