Within South Africa, Profica is a proud Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) contributor, which is the best possible level and allows for 135% procurement recognition benefit to everyone in our supply chain. We are committed to driving transformation within the South African economy. Our Level 1 certification was first achieved years ago not only through our ownership structure, but through authentic investment in further education, training and development of our people.
As such, we are continuously looking at ways in which we can increase our impact and reach out to redress the historically disadvantaged in our society.
Driven by our passion for education and continuous development it is our objective to drive transformation through focused initiatives that support Skills Development within our society and to create opportunities for disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa.
As part of our Socio-Economic development initiatives Profica has partnered with a trust called the Strenue Trust to support the transformation of education in public academic institutions, which assists deserving, previously disadvantaged students to access quality education and improves their chances of becoming productive and contributing members within society.
In addition and in support of transformation in the built environment, Profica runs an annual vacation programme for students in higher learning institutions looking to gain real life work exposure. The students are adopted as part of the Profica family and undergo our mentoring and learnership program which is also offered to all Profica graduates on completion of their qualifications. On graduation, students are then offered an opportunity to join our internship program. Through this initiative we have the opportunity to identify the best suited students and provide them with employment opportunities at the completion of their higher learning academic qualifications.
This approach provides Profica with the opportunity to develop our Proficans into a team with the best talent.