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
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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