MITCHELLS PLAIN AND BEYONDOUR DOORS ARE OPEN
CHANGING THE GAME IN MITCHELLS PLAIN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Mitchells Plain and surrounding areas are seen as an ideal location by the Shadow Careers team. The impact of setting up in this location is far-reaching. Our aspiration is to create a catalyst for other businesses to follow suit and thereby stimulating the local economy rather than money from this area flowing into Cape Town’s more established business areas.
Students can study closer to home, reducing the typically obligatory travel time into town by up to two hours a day. This allows them to spend quality time with family or pursue other interests – bearing in mind that the majority of people employed in the sector are young women, many of whom are single mothers. This model also supports our environmentally-conscious philosophy of reducing traffic and pollution while helping to balance quality of life.
We move into our new 1,000 sqm facility in January 2021. This involves creating 10 new training rooms, with associated support infrastructure with full digital capabilities. This is in the perfect location in the Mitchells Plain community and we are due to convert the space into a fully-fledged training facility. Once up to full operational capacity we are aspiring to produce a through-put of 100 Shadow candidates each month, which will be over 1,000 careers for our unemployed youth per year.
We are located in the Watergate Shopping Centre, completed in 2017. It is located on the corner of the Cape Flats Freeway (R300) and AZ Berman Drive.