Professionals Connect is a portal dedicated to students, young graduate professionals, and entry-level employees. The purpose of the portal is to provide a free and easy-to-use interface that will assist the youth in accessing employment opportunities and information that will help them in becoming well-equipped in the transition from academia into the workplace.
Through the recognised pillars, the portal currently provides users with career/industry-related information as well as job opportunities.
The portal's flagship project, piloted in 2017, is a free mentorship programme that facilitates a 10-month long knowledge and skills transfer engagement between mentors and mentees registered on Professionals Connect. The cohort of mentors who are experienced or retried professionals from various industries are recruited from the PPS employee and member base as well as the public at large.
The annual mentorship programme runs from February to November, and partnerships between the mentors and mentees are assessed biannually.
As a primary support for the Foundation programmes targeted at students and young professional graduates, Professionals Connect collaborates with specialist and professional associations, corporates, universities, as well as experienced professionals to produce relevant content, campaigns and events to its target audience.
To register and access your Professionals Connect profile, visit www.professionalsconnect.co.za