Last week, Durban hosted the third World Skills South Africa competition that hosted a series of skills for apprenticeship, training artisan development and vocational education and training.

Doing their part to help develop artisans in the country, the eThekwini municipality executive committee has agreed to train 200 unemployed youth through an artisan development programme in the next three years.

According to IOL News, this project will be made possible by a grant of R33 million which is funded by the Department of Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority.

“We have advertised on a number of occasions for youth who qualified to register on [the] database to participate in such programmes. We renew and add recipients to the database every three years. We advertised in November last year for new recruits to be added to the database,” said acting deputy city manager of the corporate and human resource cluster, Dr Mpilo Ngubane.

IOL News says that the exco granted authority for the city to enter into a service level agreement with a training provider to deliver the courses, and monitor report on its progress. The city also agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the SA Weather Service to supplement its early warning forecast.

This is intended to improve how the municipality actively deals with disasters and to reduce the risks to residents and infrastructure.

 

[Source – IOL News]

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