KDM launches readiness agenda

2017-07-19 06:00
Photo: suppliedThe youth who completed the first Workplace Readiness Programme.

Photo: suppliedThe youth who completed the first Workplace Readiness Programme.

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THE KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM) has officially launched the post-school Workplace Readiness Programme in an effort to expose the world of work to unemployed graduates and school-leaving youth.

KDM, through various initiatives, engaged with the youth, who, on a number of occasions, pointed out that they need exposure to the work environment.
The need for exposure was so that they have an understanding of the various expectations employers have of them as well as acquire knowledge on how to complete application forms, compile CVs, prepare for interviews and learn how to access the KDM jobs database.

KDM’s population is made up of a majority of youth, many of who are in the secondary level of education.

During the certificate conferral for the first group of youth that completed the KDM Workplace Readiness Programme on Friday, chairperson of the Youth, Sports and Gender Portfolio Committee councillor, John Phahla motivated­ the youth to thrive to do better and tasked them with shaping their future.

“Congratulations to all of you here today, you are very fortunate to have come to this far because some of us have never succeeded to be this far, so we really appreciate your commitment and your hard work.
“Most of the young people are stuck in social ills that will totally ruin their future and lessen their life span. “We hope in the future, all of you will find work or even start your ownn business using the skills and knowledge you have received. We want to see you doing wonders for yourselves. We urge parents to encourage and continue to encourage their children to work hard at their studies,” said Phahla.

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