The youth of the Ngaka Modiri Molema District region were empowered through programs initiated by Local Economic Development (LED) unit in the district municipality on a two day workshop held at head office. The youth training programme was a collaboration between Jumpstart, Catalyx and ABSA Bank. The intended outcome of the programme is to capacitate and empower the youth and get them ready for the work environment.
The LED unit has identified that majority of youth have matric certificates but are unemployed, the initiative is to curb the gap in the experiential learning and classroom work. Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality has partnered with other departments, parastatals and private sectors to assist the candidates with the job readiness and employment skills, including employment placement.
The group that underwent training on the 22nd and the 23rd of March 2018 were facilitated by Catalyx, Jump Start, Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) Rustenburg and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with Ngaka Modiri Molema LED unit. Currently there are negotiations with the mining sector to train the youth that are still at colleges and FETís, it will encompass internships and practices with these companies.
The training modules for these learners included, entrepreneurial skill-considering self-employment which is the key module, key things a new business owners should know about the market place, setting up your business. Among others, work skills (how to get in and stay in.) and interviewing the right way. At the core of the training, trainees were taught about customer service and Consumer behavior.
We believe that the learners will go represent themselves well in the work environment and will be able to execute what they have learned during the two day workshop.