Thursday, June 26, 2014

ACDP: Youth unemployment biggest challenge in SA

Lusanda Bill
26 June 2014

The African Christian Democratic Party said the biggest challenge facing the youth is lack of opportunity for employment. 

ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said the Sectors for Education and Training Authorities created some years ago to address issues of skills development, have not had the impact envisioned or required and adding insult to injury SETA’s continue to under-spend their budget. 

Dudley said young people are saying that the biggest obstacle is that government has not done enough to invest in skills development through the secondary education level. 

“Our country needs artisans like plumbers and electricians and in a developing country we need engineers too” Dudley added.

ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley emphasized that clearly the country has not done enough to convince and fund young people to get the education and skills needed to qualify as artisans and engineers among other things.

“The greater investment is going to be needed if the youth are going to get a chance that they deserve to escape and avoid the poverty trap” Dudley added.   

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