OUR STUDENTS

At the Vineyard Academy, our students hail from various disadvantaged backgrounds and poor communities. To date, we have provided more than 1200 previously unemployed youth with learnerships geared towards improving their technical and managerial skills as well as their business acumen.

Through the creation of a critical mass of new incumbents, our objective is to radically transform and propel the industry forward and contribute to Food Security measures.

Our Success Stories

Joe-Allen Benn

Joe-Allen Benn, from Upington, Northern Cape, is a new business owner and graduated from our New Venture Creation course  in 2018.

Asked about his learnership experience with the Vineyard Academy, the proud new graduate says:

“I’m so honoured to have been selected to be a part of this programme. With the completion of the academic section of my course, I have now been able to apply everything to the management of my business and it is thriving. I believe that this programme will make me a better manager. I am so thankful and blessed!”

Our Success Stories

Wilbur Hough

Wilbur Hough, from Eersteriver, Cape Town,  graduated from our Mixed Farming Course in 2018:

A former night shift security guard, this recent alumni is ecstatic about the opportunities afforded to him by the Academy:

“ My life changed when I  when I heard about a learnership coming to the building where I was working at, and this got me very excited.I registered for the study programme and have since successfully completed my studies in it.

The Academy provided us with a dedicated lecturer who gave us insight into the general matters of society, the economics and systems of our country, and the farming industry.I learned a lot, and I’m still learning a lot about agriculture and farming.

Thank you very much, Vineyard Academy, for making this possible for me!

Apply to be a student of the Vineyard Academy here

Our Success Stories

Wilbur Hough

Wilbur Hough, from Eersteriver, Cape Town,  graduated from our Mixed Farming Course in 2018:

A former night shift security guard, this recent alumni is ecstatic about the opportunities afforded to him by the Academy:

“ My life changed when I  when I heard about a learnership coming to the building where I was working at, and this got me very excited.I registered for the study programme and have since successfully completed my studies in it.

The Academy provided us with a dedicated lecturer who gave us insight into the general matters of society, the economics and systems of our country, and the farming industry.I learned a lot, and I’m still learning a lot about agriculture and farming.

Thank you very much, Vineyard Academy, for making this possible for me!

Apply to be a student of the Vineyard Academy here

Our Success Stories

Mariana Hanse

Before I started the program I was a person pursuing one business idea to another without proper results.

Since I’ve been doing the program, my perception has been altered in a big way. Having done the New Venture Creation program for the first time I let go of my fear to do business. The New Venture Creation Program has taught me the principles that make entrepreneurs successful. I have acquired money handling skills, setting proper business objectives, how to market my business, how to apply for tenders and more. Every module of the program was so relevant to what entrepreneurs should know to be successful. Looking back, knowing what I know now, I could track where I went wrong.

The best thing for me is that I have an opportunity to rectify my mistakes due to ignorance of what it takes to run a small business. I’m thankful for the opportunity to finally become a proper entrepreneur in the true sense of the word! I’m ready to go and dominate my place in the market.

The best part is the facilitator is an expert in his field! Thank you Vineyard Academy.