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Information Session on Initiative to Expand Labour Market Opportunities for Youth in Technical Fields
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:00 to 14:00
South African youths continue to face a number of challenges in their attempts to make a successful transition to the labour market. Those who embark on technical pathways have limited options in the post-school learning environment and their access to workplace learning opportunities, is severely restricted.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, together with Government and implementing partners, have established an Initiative to facilitate entry pathways into technical occupations for large numbers of youths who show potential, but face numerous barriers. The Initiative will seek to unlock entry level opportunities in the areas of Installation, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) across a range of sectors.
The programme will act as a catalyst for scaling up demand for IRM skills and work together with employer associations, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges and training providers to bridge the technical skills and work readiness gaps and place candidates in appropriate, on the job training. Through innovative models of delivery, the programme will assist employers to optimise their talent pipeline while contributing to the development of effective and sustainable employment in IRM occupations.
The NBI and Harambee are hosting an information session which will:
- Introduce the IRM Initiative and illustrate how employers can benefit.
- Outline the strategy for expanding and sustaining these technical pathways over the next 3 years.
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