Empowering Young Men: Chrysalis Academy’s Life-Changing Opportunity

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In today’s society, many people strive for growth and self-improvement. The Chrysalis Academy offers a unique opportunity for young men to transform their lives. Spearheaded by Reagen Allen, the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, this innovative institution teaches valuable life skills and provides future employment opportunities.

Application Process

For the January 2024 intake, the Chrysalis Academy is accepting applications for the 23 CHARLIE male course, which is designed specifically for young men between the ages of 18 and 25. The enrollment period runs from June 1 to July 31, 2023, and has a capacity of 230 candidates. Applicants must meet specific criteria to be considered for the program, such as being male, aged 18-25, unemployed, and a resident of the Western Cape.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the Chrysalis Academy website at www.chrysalisacademy.org.za to access the application form and additional information. Submit completed applications with supporting documents to applications@chrysalisacademy.org.za by the closing date. For further inquiries, call 021 712 1023.

Curriculum and Employment Opportunities

Since its establishment in 2000, the Chrysalis Academy has successfully graduated more than 10,000 students. This initiative provides an intensive course covering a variety of subjects, such as first aid, basic cookery, security training, peace officer, welding, office administration, and electrical circuitry.

The program begins with an induction and covers personal mastery, emotional intelligence, leadership, diversity, inclusion, drilling, and fitness. It also includes a curriculum focused on healthy living, environmental awareness, and conflict management – all aimed at equipping students with essential life skills.

Graduates of the program receive a 12-month employment opportunity through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). They are placed in various entities, such as Western Cape Government departments, municipalities, and the South African Police Service. As a part of the academy’s vision, these young individuals become safety ambassadors in their respective communities, championing the values and ideals cultivated at Chrysalis.

The 23 BRAVO Female Course

While the 23 CHARLIE course caters to young men, the 23 BRAVO female course is also available. Selections for the upcoming intake are made from the 2022 waiting list.

Chrysalis Academy’s success is a model for how empowering young individuals can lead to significant change. Eligible candidates who wish to embark on an educational journey that will undoubtedly transform their future should not miss this life-altering opportunity. By nurturing and developing the potential of our youth, we can create a brighter and more prosperous world for generations to come.

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