Young people in the North West province are to be exposed to programmes aimed at addressing youth unemployment and unlocking opportunities for them to participate in the mainstream of the economy during a Youth Development Economic Empowerment workshop that is to be hosted in Rustenburg as from Thursday.
The objective of the two-day workshop, which is organised by the Youth Development Support in Premier Thandi Modise’s Office in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency is to empower young people on opportunities that will unlock their potential for economic development.
The need for the Youth Economic Empowerment Workshop and intensified moral regeneration campaign to combat social ills that are distracting young people from reaching their full potential was identified by young people in the province during the Provincial Youth Summit that was held in Mahikeng in 2011.
Premier Thandi Modise will highlight the importance of the National Development Plan in addressing skills development and unlocking economic opportunities for young people to participate in the mainstream economy in her keynote address to be delivered on the opening day of the workshop that is to be attended by 120 young people from across the province.
The workshop will among others focus on entrepreneurship development, youth cooperatives and opportunities in key sectors of the provincial economy. Members of the media are kindly invited to cover the event scheduled to be held as from Thursday, 5 to 6 September at the Orion Safari Hotel.
For accreditation kindly RSVP with Pat Dooms at 084 831 4072 by no later than 10h00 on Wednesday 4 September 2013.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele, Spokesperson
Cell: 083 629 1987
Tel: 018 388 3705
Fax: 018 388 3157