Helping youth to find work

Former finance Minister Trevor Manuel File picture: Werner Beukes/ANA

The Youth Unemployment Prevention Project will be hosting a Youth Job Seekers and Further Study Opportunities Seminar next week to assist all youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with finding employment and further study opportunities, as well as funding for further studies.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday June 13 from 10am at the Dulcie September civic centre (Athlone civic centre), on the corner of Klipfontein Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, Athlone.

The event is free and parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend. Registration starts at 9.30am.

Former cabinet minister, Trevor Manuel, who is now a Special Envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa tasked to raise billions of rands to grow the economy, will be the guest speaker at the event with Fred Robertson, the executive chairman of Brimstone Investment Corporation.

The goal of the seminar is to provide youth with information about the various opportunities available to them, make them aware of the application processes, and to assist all youth seeking opportunities with ongoing support until they are placed.

Entry-level employment op-
portunities you can register for include sales consultants, cashiers, retail assistants, customer service staff, drivers, logistics staff, admin assistants, call centre agents, frontline officers and general workers.

Youth will also be able to apply for courses offered by the University of the Western Cape, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the University of South Africa (UNISA), as well as False Bay College which still has spaces for their second semester courses starting in July and courses starting in September.

Funding is also available for these courses and it will be explained how to go about applying for funding.

You can also pre-register by sending a WhatsApp or SMS with your name, surname and contact details to 079 622 0934.

Take copies of your CV, and certified copies of your ID and education certificates.