Learn to Earn offers classes for people who are unemployed and looking to find a skill that will enable them to look for employment. They fill out forms before they graduate so that their information can be put on a database for employers to find them. I have been working with those forms to upload them onto the website and help them create their CVs (Resumes). I am also working on a project to help make the databases more efficient and then be able to find past graduates. The purpose is that I can find graduates and interview them to measure the sustainability of the organization and whether it develops a long term change in the students’ lives. Learn to Earn is a great place that really makes an impact on the community around it. It is obvious that everyone that works there loves being there and the students are also very grateful for the education they receive. It is a very welcoming place.
I am currently working with the Business Resource side of Learn to Earn, which basically entails me being an administrative assistant. I go to Learn to Earn twice a week from 8-4 and while I am there I am attempting to assist the Business Resource Manager, Andrew Lane in any way possible. This has included but is not limited to doing costing for materials, material orders, keeping books, and also dealing with cliental. I was supposed to be in charge of Learn to Earns involvement in the Khayelitsha Festival, however while I was planning I found out that Cape Town did not approve the necessary budget for the Festival, so it was put on hold indefinitely. Andrew was quick to find another project for me, and since then I have been working on stream lining the international shipping. Currently it is very expensive and not efficient to market products abroad, so I am working on changing that. Learn to Earn is very well run organization and provides a great service, however I did not have a lot of interaction with the trainees as I was more working on the business aspects.