At age 25 Jil was appointed as Principal by Damelin Education Group to establish a computer school under the Damelin banner. Not only did she achieve this with remarkable speed and competence, but under her management the school grew to be the largest computer training institution in the country. Damelin Education Group CEO of the day, Mr Johann Brummer, said “she responded to marketing opportunities with exemplary entrepreneurship by identifying needs and then creating the products and infrastructure to meet these needs. Jil’s knowledge of software, her general computer expertise and her formidable teaching skills have become legendary.”
At age 27, Jil was appointed a director and shareholder of the Damelin Education Group consisting of the Damelin Correspondence College, Damelin Centre for Business Studies, Damelin Management School, Damelin Computer School, Damelin College High School and Damelin Highlight Publications.
Jil’s next project was the launch of her own business Knowledge Network, K-Net for short.