Skills & Mentorship
The SWIFT Industry Readiness Programme for the audio-visual industry is a comprehensive, intensive programme designed to prepare our youth and emerging talent for a career in the sector. This programme will be most beneficial for females entering the industry because most (if not all) graduates lack the onsite technical and experiential exposure they need to secure employment in a production company or set. Further older previously disadvantaged women (35yrs +) who did not have the opportunity to study when they were younger can also apply to this programme.
The first Industry Readiness programme was successfully hosted in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Limpopo between April and June 2021 with the support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package. SWIFT wishes to extend the reach of this programme in the current financial year.
This program will be redesigned to work with the SWIFT network of women to host hybrid masterclasses and workshops, for further learning and mentorship by practitioners who already excel in their craft.