Heideveld youth skill up

2018-11-27 06:00

A group of 10 youths from Heideveld recently underwent a skills training programme presented by subcouncil 11.

Ward 44 councillor, Anthony Moses, said that the training, for which R20 000 was allocated, was aimed at the youth for job readiness as well as skills development to enter into the job market.

“We already trained the youth to this level with computer skills in order to give them a jump-start in terms of workplace placement and just to enhance their skills.

“Some of them are not even matriculated. Some of them are at a level where they have matriculated but just needed extra to move forward. That was the reason for developing the youth,” said Moses.

The group of 10 were put through their paces for a week at a campus in Bellville where the programme was presented to them.

The course, which was accredited, allowed for the group to receive their certificates. However, they were unable to receive them as scheduled, during a recent subcouncil sitting, due to unforeseen circumstances during the meeting.

“They came back with the excitement that they could get another skill and they were quite excited about that. Today (Wednesday 21 November) was where we invited them to receive their certificates, because you can’t do a course without a certificate, then you won’t be able to present what you have done at the courses, but this is an accredited course. They missed out on the opportunity of receiving their certificate, because it would also be good to do it at a subcouncil level, so that their communities can see at a public forum that we are comfortable in terms of the allocations we make available to our wards,” added Moses.

“The progress, in line with that, there are still about 7000 left, so we will do another small youth programme with the 10 people and at that point we will present them with some form of gifts from the City stores as well as present them with the certificates, which will happen within the next two weeks.”

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