WHAT IS PYDA?
PYDA exists to work with young, talented South Africans for irrevocable personal change and meaningful economic outcomes.
Based in the Stellenbosch area, PYDA develops talented 18 – 34 year old's from under resourced areas for employment and meaningful economic opportunities. The Academy’s work started with innovative programmes which combine personal development skills (35%) with industry-specific vocational training (40%) and practical work experience (25%).
We develop young, talented, historically disadvantaged South Africans for employment in the Wine Industry, Fruit Industry and related sectors
Our 12-month programme is fully integrated, combining technical skills with work practicals and, most critically,, personal life skills development.
Our graduates are a new generation of young professionals who can self-manage, have leadership skills, and understand the big picture of business.
Our belief is that employment will bring positive change to our students, their families, their communities, and South Africa as a whole.
Our funders, patrons, and workplace partners give us the support we need to be effective.
Finding meaningful employment and a sustainable earning are two of the key goals for all of our PYDA graduates.
Our programmes are aimed at industries which contribute significantly to the South African economy and have the largest scope of meaningful career opportunities for our graduates.