Monday, August 31, 2015

MEC Fritz hands over 60 youth skills transfer programme certificates

Mbasa Gqokoma
31 August 2015

On Sunday the Western Cape MEC of social development, Albert Fritz handed over graduation certificates to 60 young people form the west coast region, who completed the youth skills transfer programme.

MEC Albert Fritz said, “The department of social development and specifically the ministry of social development by myself, launched a youth skills transfer programme to have all those young people on farms who are unemployed and not in school at the moment to get them trained into a specific skill.”

The Ministry of Social Development hopes to enable these young people by generating their own income and in turn the government will use their services to provide the City of Cape Town with whatever is needed.

There is a need for such skills specifically in events management, marketing and most importantly our outreach programmes, Fritz added.

The young participants come from the communities of Vredenburg and Vredendal and they underwent training and workshops offered in two blocks each day, for five days.

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