TRANSFORMING AFRICA'S

TALENT TO MEET GLOBAL

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Equip Yourself With Current Employable Skills

BOOST YOUR TALENT PIPELINE

Solve Your Scarce & Critical Skills Challenges

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Who we are

ABOUT US

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

OUR TALENT SHAPING
PROGRAMMES

Demand-led Skills Development​

Upskilling & Reskilling

EMPLOYED LEARNERSHIPS

Employed Learnerships

6-12 months duration

  • Designed to provide current employees with required skills for growth or reassignment
  • Aligned with Seta/QCTO unit standards as well as any specialist certifications required

Building Tomorrow's Workforce

UNEMPLOYED LEARNERSHIPS

Unemployed Learnerships

12 months duration

  • Designed to create capable, skilled talent that can enter the job market immediately
  • Seta/QCTO accredited NQF qualifications

Accelerated Learning

RAPID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Rapid Skills Development Programmes

1-6 months duration

  • Designed to fast-track skills in potential or existing employees to meet immediate demands
  • Aligned with Seta/QCTO unit standards if required as well as any specialist certifications required

How We Do It

CREATING EMPLOYABLE TALENT

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.

Crafting Practical Skills

Our programs are designed to meet the specific demands of our clients and to bridge real skills gaps within their organisations.​​
We combine essential foundational skills, endorsed by NQF qualifications (where required), with the exact skills our partners demand. ​​Our deep-dive skills-gap analysis allows us to customise our curricula to support our clients’ unique requirements.
We combine essential foundational skills, endorsed by NQF qualifications (where required), with the exact skills our partners demand. Our deep-dive skills-gap analysis process allows us to customise our curricula to our clients unique requirements.

A Learning Environment That Mirrors Reality

Candidates are immersed in a dynamic, workplace-simulated environment, where they tackle real-world projects, and are taught invaluable soft skills essential for thriving in the professional world.
Candidates are immersed in a dynamic, workplace-simulated environment, where they tackle real-world projects, and are taught invaluable soft skills essential for thriving in the professional world.

The Outcome

  • Graduates ready to hit the ground running and contribute from day one
  • Dramatically reduced onboarding time and talent costs
  • Healthy, sustainable talent pipelines reducing dependence on external markets
  • Rapid development of talent with employable, in-demand skills
  • Graduates ready to hit the ground running and contribute from day one
  • Dramatically reduced onboarding time and talent costs
  • Healthy, sustainable talent pipelines reducing dependence on external markets
  • Rapid development of talent with employable, in-demand skills

supporting persons living with disabilities

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 consistently deliver multiple layers of returns to our clients, with real upskilling interventions that are beyond just ticking boxes​

We consistently deliver multiple layers of returns to our clients that are beyond just ticking boxes.

We close talent gaps

We identify skills and talent gaps in our client’s ecosystems, and build real solutions​

meaningful spend

We are significant contributors to our clients’ B-BBEE scorecards​

sustainable talent pipelines

We create continuous pipelines of strong, young, ready-to-work talent ​

transformation

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​

Tackling unemployment

With a key mandate of job creation, we solve for employment at the end of our programmes ​

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Why Shaper

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“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​

Get in touch

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STOP BY

061 544 9366
info@shaper.co.za

Johannesburg
The Media Mill, 7 Quince Street
Auckland Park
Johannesburg
2092

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