Who we are
Transforming Africa’s talent to meet global demand
Our mission is crystal clear: to combat unemployment head-on by equipping Africa’s youth with highly employable & in-demand skills.
But we don't just develop talent...
We craft future-ready professionals fit for the continent’s leading organisations. That means we're all about cultivating well-rounded individuals who can hit the ground running. Young talent equipped with the necessary technical and soft skills to thrive in the workplace. By immersing our candidates in practical, real-world scenarios, we’re able to give them an instant advantage in today's competitive job market.
And we don't stop there…
We're 100% committed to opening doors to employment opportunities for all our candidates, because job creation is at the heart of what we do.
We've changed shape...
Previously known as The Digital Academy, we have rebranded to Shaper, a strategic shift which aligns us more closely with our mission to shape the future of young African talent.
What We Do
Demand-led Skills Development
Rapid Skills Development Programmes
1-6 months duration
How We Do It
All of our programmes are customised to meet our clients’ talent needs. We can support almost any skill requirement which is layered on top of a robust training model. Whether it’s tech skills like Software Development, AWS or Salesforce, or other in-demand skills like Contact Centre Support, Supply Chain Management or Freight Controllers, we can design a suitable programme for your needs.
Whether it’s tech skills like Software Development, AWS or Salesforce, or other in-demand skills like Contact Centre Support, Supply Chain Management or Freight Controllers, we can design a suitable programme for your needs.
Our focus is to support the bottleneck of talent coming out of excluded markets and fast-track the opportunity to get more South African youth into in-demand jobs.
Shaper is proud of the fact that our learnerships support people with disabilities (PWD), and we embrace the challenges associated with securing job opportunities for those living with disabilities.
We close talent gaps
We identify skills and talent gaps in our client’s ecosystems, and build real solutions
We are significant contributors to our clients’ B-BBEE scorecards
sustainable talent pipelines
We create continuous pipelines of strong, young, ready-to-work talent
We provide reduced reliance on the outside market to provide skilled resources
practical skills alignment
Our programmes are all demand-led and customised to our clients’ actual skills needs
With a key mandate of job creation, we solve for employment at the end of our programmes
“The unwavering commitment we receive from Shaper towards developing our talent pipelines, their understanding of our immediate needs (with the ability to be responsive), and the high quality of work-ready learners they produce, sets them apart in the industry.”
- Our client at the 3rd largest bank in South Africa
“As I embark on this new chapter in my life, please know that the lessons I've learned, the skills I've gained, and the friendships I've formed will live on in my heart forever. Thank you for believing in me and for investing in my potential. I'm not just saying goodbye; I’m also saying thank you for shaping my destiny and inspiring me to dream bigger.”
- Previous Salesforce learner absorbed into a full-time role at a multi-national organisation