Minister Pandor to engage captains of industry regarding her Department’s plans to boost youth employment
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor will, tomorrow, Friday, 09 March 2018, host leaders of big business to a lunch meeting event, where she will introduce her Department’s major training initiative to boost youth employment in South Africa.
Called, the Centres of Specialisation (COS) Programme, it aims to secure partnerships between the industry and 26 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, countrywide, for the training of top artisans in thirteen priority trade areas, namely, bricklayers, electricians, boilmakers, plumbers, automotive and diesel mechanics, carpenters and joiners, welders, fitters and turners and riggers.
The Programme also seeks to build the capacity of these Colleges to deliver the theory and practical components of quality artisanal Programmes in order to meet industry expectations.
Source: Government of South Africa