Shape your life at the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development

Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial mind-set? Are you a young aspiring entrepreneur? Applications are open for the Raymond Ackerman Academy.

The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a post matric level Academy, which offers an inspiring and innovative programme in entrepreneurship for the youth between the ages of 18-30. This programme is offered to young people who are passionate about business and personal development, with limited opportunities for accessing tertiary education, finding or creating employment.

Through the course students are able to develop their entrepreneurial mind-sets, gain business and personal leadership skills, learn about professionalism and build confidence.

The academy offers a six-month full time certificate programme hosted at the UCT Graduates School of Business. 30 students are selected per programme.

Programme Duration: January – July 2019
Application Deadline: 23 November 2018
Cost: R 2 500

Graduates had this to say about the programme:

“This was more than just a course but rather it was a life changing experience. It’s difficult to explain. It needs to be experienced.”

“What a wonderful opportunity I seized. It opened so many doors for me and most importantly built and groomed me into the young professional that I am today”

“I have really moved with my life after I went to study at RAA”

18-30 years old
No previous tertiary education
Matric (this is looked at on a case by case basis if applicants have not completed Matric)
Difficulty in accessing tertiary education due to financial constraints or other circumstances
Interest in business and entrepreneurship (not necessary to have their own business)

A typical RAA candidate is optimistic, hopeful, open and committed to learning, values integrity. Someone with passion, drive, dreams and goals and who wants to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. A young person who is looking for an opportunity to step up and show up.

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