Experts in Skills Development and,

Enterprise and Supplier development

Small business leaders are at the forefront of reducing unemployment, addressing
societal inequalities, and alleviating poverty. Join us in our mission to empower
purpose-driven SMEs, and together, we can change the world one business at a time.

We deliver high-quality skills development training and enterprise and supplier
development solutions through partnerships with corporate companies across South
Africa.


Increase your employability by 80%! Our learnerships lead to successful placements in full-time or part-time positions.





Empowered over 2000 individuals with in-demand skills through our accredited programs





Reach us around the clock! Our support team is available 24/7 to answer your questions..




About Accelerated Skills

Accelerated Skills aims to transform the South African business landscape and
improve the lives of ordinary South Africans, enabling them to create sustainable
incomes for themselves and their families. We achieve this by partnering with
corporate companies to offer skills development training, as well as enterprise and
supplier development solutions, to upskill qualifying learners, entrepreneurs, and
SMMEs.
We are committed to providing high-quality, transparent, and measurable impact to
our partners, clients, and beneficiaries. Our service delivery is anchored in effective
programme management, execution, and reporting.

A Strong Foundation in Business Leadership, Accounting and Finance.

ABOUT JANELLE KETTLE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Janelle Kettle is a distinguished business leader with extensive experience in finance, insurance, and business operations. As an accomplished Chief Operating Officer with a proven track record in the accounting industry, she brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Chief Executive Officer of Accelerated Skills Development. Janelle’s skills in business strategy, insurance, accounting, financial analysis, and finance underscore her leadership. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science, with a focus on Accounting Science, from the University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika.

Our Services

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Management

We provide comprehensive development, management, and reporting of enterprise and supplier development programs. Our services are designed to help South African entrepreneurs and SMMEs grow through expert skills
development, incubation, and mentoring.

The Process: from B-BEE to Our Smart ESD Solution
Business Owner registers for the ESD program

Program completed! The Business Owner has been able to: Record sales
growth & Ensure the business is compliant with regards to all relevant
aspects (tax, legal) . Business Owner is then issued with a certificate to
confirm program completion. 
An analytical report is generated and sent to the business owner & the
coach (Details the marketing, finance and compliance snapshot of the
business)
Report sent to a task management app, which informs structure &
detailed action plan. Business Owner: Completes the outlined action items,
with feedback as they go. ESD Coach: Coach ensures that the Business
Owner completes their tasks and they give them technical support on the
usage of the online tools.

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” 

 Oprah Winfrey 

Color Accounting Workshops

Experience our fun and engaging finance and business acumen workshops for non-finance
people. We use a breakthrough colour-coded visual training system that makes accounting
highly-engaging and easy to learn. We deliver the fundamentals of accounting and
bookkeeping in an easy-to-understand and hands-on format that will level up your
accounting know-how in just one day.

A Revolutionary Approach to Accounting And Finance.

Perhaps you need to manage a Profit & Loss statement. Or maybe you want to get on top of budgets, or tighten up financial controls. For sales people, it’s often about understanding a prospect’s business better. And how to increase profits.

Color Accounting can help you with all of these. And it does so by getting to the root-cause of the issues. That’s what makes it different. Our learners don’t leave with a few terms written on a notepad. No. They have breakthrough shifts in how they see business and their role in it.

Why Color Accounting Works.

The Color Accounting approach to accounting education is interactive: logical colors, vivid diagrams, plain language, accelerated learning techniques, and even special sound effects, cater to all learning styles. Colorful diagrams means that learners are now able to – literally – see how accounting, finance and business work.

One of the reasons Color Accounting is more effective is that it ‘starts at zero’. Other approaches skip important steps. For example, they omit to define basic terms like ‘expense’. This causes confusion down the line.

Non-financial Managers

A strong grasp of  accounting concepts helps managers lead their teams and make decisions with an awareness on financial outcomes.

Small Business Owners

For the small business owner, understanding accounting streamlines decision-making and helps you understand the health of your business.

Administrators

Administrative functions in an organisation are greatly enhanced when staff understand how their role impacts the organisation financially.

Learning & Development Managers

Learning and Development leaders not only understand their own impact to the bottomline, but can be the catalyst for positive change by promoting accounting knowledge across teams.

Human Resource Managers

Managing people as a resource is an awesome responsibility, one that is greatly supported by a practical understanding of accounting and finance.

Senior, Mid-Level and Junior Executives

Executives and those in strategic positions will gain a deeper understanding of all financial reports, and previously misunderstood concepts are made clearer.

Testimonials

“Colour Accounting has the advantage of showing how accounting works visually. We all tend to see problems and relationships more easily visually, so the Colour Accounting approach takes advantage of how we learn most effectively. 
As such, I believe that it is of value to anyone …from high school students to MBAs to business executives.”

Paul Healy, Head of Accounting at Harvard Business School

“As the HR director in a public accounting firm this was awesome! I wish I could have 4 more hours of this!

Most excellent presentation. It alone was worth the expense and travel.”

SHRM International Conference, Las Vegas
“Excellent course, making it easy to grasp previously difficult concepts. Presented in an easy to follow way.”
MTN Group
“We’ve made this course compulsory for  all the staff in our unit.”
Business Unit Head, Wall Street Bank
“I wish I’d had this when I was doing my MBA. It finally makes sense.”
Lara Azzam, Wharton MBA graduate
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