Eastern Cape Premier and SETA to unveil Youth Development Skills Programme

Eastern Cape Premier

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, is on Wednesday expected to unveil a partnership between the Office of the Eastern Cape Premier, on behalf of the provincial government, and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA).

The partnership is aimed at introducing skills development interventions around the unemployed youth of the province.

The event is being held at the Good News Christian Church in King Williams Town.

“In responding to the high unemployment rate which is currently outpacing  economic growth, and the youth being the most impacted, these Eastern Cape Government interventions are in line with the Youth Month (June) Programme-of-Action, which is aimed at placing the youth at the center-stage of development initiatives and economic empowerment,” his office said.

To this end, the Office of the Premier’s partnership with SETA seeks to identify skills interventions for unemployed youth in the province and expose them in the various project opportunities which include:

  • Training of Unemployed Disabled and Rural Youth – This project is targeting 50 unemployed youth with disabilities and from rural areas for training. The project is the implementation of a Learnership Programme, over a 12 month period. 35 of the participants will be from the disabled community in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro area and the other 15 from the rural Sarah Baartman District Municipality.
  • Unemployed Graduates Internship Project – The project targets 60 unemployed Graduate which will be placed as Interns in Government Departments, State Entities and the Private Sector for a period of 24 months.
  • Training of unemployed beneficiaries of Ex-Mineworkers in the Chris Hani and Alfred Nzo District Municipalities will be targeting 100 youth in plant production and roadbuilding skills.
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