Skills as vital in ­trade as on field

2017-06-07 06:01
Jimmy Tau (ReadytoWork Absa ambassador) with players of the Bloemfontein Celtic women’s team. From the left are Shiwe Nogwanya, Mathetsuoa Mofokeng, Ntambose Chabaka, Tau, Zenhle Chabaku, Emily Moholoholo and Thato Tseki. Photo: Teboho Setena

Jimmy Tau (ReadytoWork Absa ambassador) with players of the Bloemfontein Celtic women’s team. From the left are Shiwe Nogwanya, Mathetsuoa Mofokeng, Ntambose Chabaka, Tau, Zenhle Chabaku, Emily Moholoholo and Thato Tseki. Photo: Teboho Setena

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Retired football star Jimmy Tau has encouraged citizens aspiring to venture into business to register for the entrepreneurship programme of Absa ReadytoWork.

This is a free online and interactive initiative aimed at empowering entrants with professional knowledge and much-needed skills regarding the traits of business.

Tau, a former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs captain, is the ambassador for ReadytoWork. Though the programme is open for all citizens, the footballer has encouraged especially young people to seize the opportunity to register and learn about business.

The Kimberley-born star player, who has ventured into business since retiring in 2013, recently addressed women’s football players of Bloemfontein Celtic in Bloemfontein.

Tau said an exciting aspect about the entrepreneurship initiative was that it opened up opportunities for all citizens.

“It introduces you to the fundamentals of how and what is needed in the world of business. It gives you ideas and even prepares you for starting as an entrepreneur,” Tau said.

He said the knowledge he had gained from the programme had empowered him when deciding on what types of business to venture into. He emphasised that he viewed the programme as part of a lifelong process.

For more information and to register for the online programme, visit www.absa.co.za/readytowork.

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