POSTPONED: Youth Employment summit to be held

2016-07-13 06:00

THE Youth Employment Enterprise and Skills Summit (YEESS) is a social impact initiative of CS Innovations and its partners to address critical youth employment enterprise and skills solutions.

YEESS is an Eastern Cape Youth Activation Project that addresses youth unemployment and discouraged youth in the age group 18 to 35 to become actors and not spectators.

The two-day event is set to take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on July 20 and 21. This project comprises three components running parallel to one another over the two days:

YEESS solutions driven summit is a conference that will feature influential speakers and practitioners such as Dr Bridgette Gasa, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at The Elilox, Khaya Matiso, Principal at PE College of Education, and the sponsor of the YEESS Summit, brainstorming solutions to the youth challenge.

• The YEESS Inspireevent will bring together some of the Nelson Mandela Bay and SA’s top successful youth entrepreneurs such as Thabang Mabuza, Founder and Chief Resource Officer at Ulwazi Resource Consulting and Yusuf Randera Reece, Co-founder and CEO of Awethu Projects, sharing their stories of struggle and success and learnings and, more importantly, how these things can inspire you. There are only 200 seats to be filled.

YEESS Job Exhibition is a platform for youth that are unemployed and would like to increase their chances of getting employed by getting access to free training on job readiness, preparatory interviews, CV support, job search essentials, and get ready to kick-start your perfect job or future career. All companies are invited to participate in the Expo as either exhibitors, to offer mock interviews for the youth, or offer training.

Applications will be available at all Municipal public libraries.

The YEESS Business Idea Competitionis open for youth aged 18-35 years from the NMB Metro only and applications open July 25.

The shortlisted Top 100 best business ideas will be selected and successful entrants will receive advanced entrepreneurship training and enterprise readiness support and stand the chance to pitch their ideas for funding and technical support partners including mentorship.

The competition closes on August 15.

For more info, contact Kayleen Lottering, at 041 364 1856 or


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