Skills development initiative to be launched

The Northern Cape provincial government, in partnership with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (merSETA), will launch a R210 million skills development initiative in Upington later this week. The three-year skills development project, which would assist approximately 2200 young people in the province, is expected to be dispersed across several government ministries in the province. Premier Dr. Zamani Saul highlighted this partnership during his presentation of the Provincial Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) strategy on August 18, 2023, which aims to address the skills gap and eliminate structural unemployment. According to Saul, insufficient skills are the fundamental cause reason of the province's high unemployment rate.

Journalist: Rene Julies

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