CentralSANC education to address unemployment
─── KEKELETSO MOSEBETSI 11:06 Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Northern Cape Department of Education has applauded the introduction of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiatives and Basic Education Employment initiatives.
This as the Education MEC, Zolile Monakali, announced that his department has appointed a total of 6 497 young people since the initiative started in November 2021.
He said that the youth that is appointed at schools are now in a better position to find employment beyond the presidential project - either in schools or outside the sector - as they continue gain valuable skills and work experience.
While delivering his 2022/23 budget vote before the Legislature, Monakali expressed his desire for assistant educators to take pursue career within the education sector.
OFM News previously reported that the MEC for Public Works, Fufe Makatong, and Monakali, had expressed concerns of high levels of unemployment in the province, and also stated that more must be done to create job and business opportunities for the youth.
Meanwhile, Monakali adds that the department has put aside R185 million for implementation of the next phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative. He further said that the partnership with SETA has assisted the department to provide training through systematic process of modifying knowledge skills and behaviour of employees.