Initiate, a platform that falls under the umbrella of African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, is proud to present a platform for SMME’s as well as a 3-part webinar series that will aid as a toolkit to assist both young talent and SMMEs within the energy industry.

Unpacking green entrepreneurship in South Africa and highlighting the critical support needed to grow green SMMEs, Initiate together with GreenCape present a webinar on Green entrepreneurship as a driver for change.

This session will take place on 17 November 2020. GreenCape will also introduce the newly launched Green Business Support Serves Directory, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

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Initiate season finale: How do you start a career or decide areas to upskill during this period of flux?

Date: 25 November 2020

Time: 14:00- 15:00 SAT

The initiate 3part toolkit series finale equips you with all that you need to know from industry experts on how do you kick-start your career in the African power and energy industry.

Watch this session and you will learn:

  • Which companies are recruiting graduates?
  • What skills are companies currently recruiting for? 
  • What role can public utilities and state owned enterprises play in the country’s employment record? 
  • What advice can project developers give for working with the community and sourcing labour locally?

The series which will run through to November is set to enable you to grow your personal brand and business.

The organisers have a line-up of some serial entrepreneurs and motivational business coaches in the legal, digital, power and energy space and much more.

The first episode will kicked-off on the 7th of October with a Masterclass in personal branding to nurture business relationships and career growth.

Initiate: Masterclass in personal branding to nurture business relationships and career growth

Overview: Many students are active on social media, sometimes they communicate in ways that does not reflect their professionalism. Students may not always be aware that potential employers or bursars can look at the content they put out on social media.

We are now in a digital age and we need to know how to maximise the various platforms as well as know the legalities and implications that each post can have on either our personal or business brand.

Initiate: Scaling up – how to create an expandable and sustainable business framework

Overview: Learn how to create a framework to grow your business in a sustainable fashion.

Find out more about the Initiate 3 part series