Guards trained for Stock Road project

2015-08-27 06:01

Subcouncil 13 manager Lunga Bobo (right) and David Leendertz are all smiles with the graduates during the ceremony in Lower Crossroads.
Mandla Mahashe

Subcouncil 13 manager Lunga Bobo (right) and David Leendertz are all smiles with the graduates during the ceremony in Lower Crossroads. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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In a bid to get local youths more involved in development projects in their own areas, the Subcouncil 13 municipal office has sponsored a security training course for local youths.

On Thursday, the learners were awarded their certificates at the local Island Section of Philippi East.

They were trained and received certificates for grades E, C and D.

According to Subcouncil manager Lunga Bobo the two week training is in preparation for a Stock Road Development Project which will see some of the 20 youths hired as security guards there.

“They will be eligible to work for any other company once their qualifications have been cleared.

They were selected because they are matriculants and are much sought after in the security industry,” said Bobo.

He said that he was confident of their chances of getting employment as the training was facilitated by a reputable security academy, NGR, based in Khayelitsha.

He added that the project was one of many initiatives that the Subcouncil was undertaking to empower the young people in the area.

“We want them to be not only qualified to take part in development projects in the area but the take ownership of them.

When they are employed in these projects, they have the motivation to protect and treasure such developments.

This is part of our many projects where we aim to develop young people through the acquisitions of skills in computers as well as driving,” said Bobo.

NGR Training Academy’s Nathi Mgodeli said that he was also confident of the chances of these graduates as they were matriculants.

“ Most companies now are looking for security guards with matric and they have proven that they are capable and managed to grasp the information very quickly.

We will also assist them in finding jobs for the ones that were not placed in this development project as we have very good relationships with employers in the industry,” Mgodeli said.

Graduate Thuthuzeka Manyane speaking for the fellow learners said that they were grateful for the training and encouraged them use of the opportunity they received

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