Adam Collier’s first bite at entrepreneurship came before his 20th birthday and mostly amounted to a life lesson in the importance of careful planning and strategic thought. He followed up a commerce honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand with a master of business administration from the African Leadership University School of Business, ultimately qualifying as a chartered management accountant. He skipped the finance career altogether and gave entrepreneurship another shot, better prepared and with a view to fill the market’s dearth of quality vocational training. This is the innovative purpose of BluLever, an educational enterprise that focuses on the fostering and development of artisanal trade skills. Collier is determined for trades to be viewed as promising career choices for young people, and looks to provide a platform to equip them with the tools to make that possible.
I wake up every morning knowing that if I don’t work towards making myself a better person or work at making those around me happier, it’s going to be a wasted day.