National Youth Service
The Department of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape offers the National Youth Service (NYS) Programme, a skills development programme to unemployed youth in the technical trade industry with no work experience and those in the technical trade industry with work experience but no trade certification.
A strict selection process takes place paying particular attention to the development of youth, women, persons with disabilities and youth in conflict with the law. The number of learners we select depends on the budget and the number of projects assigned to the programme.
The programme is accredited within the National Qualifications Framework and linked to the National Strategy for Economic Growth which places special emphasis on rural development projects. It is also linked to financial support for education which promotes a common sense of nationhood, reconstruction and development.
The NYS Programme aims to impart skills, understanding and an aspiration for working in the built environment. The construction trade training needs have therefore been identified through the following areas:
Creating an enabling environment
The skills programme will include both theory and simulated training through accredited training service providers. We assist the participants with work-based learning through their accredited unit standards obtained during institutional training to enhance workplace experiential training. We will also provide training in accordance with the relevant National Qualification Framework (NQF) level under the auspices of the relevant Sector Education & Training Authority (SETA). We will assist participants to exit into viable, suitable economic opportunities.
National Youth Service Policy
This policy is a framework for youth development across the country and addresses the major concerns and issues critical to young men and women. It gives direction to youth programmes and services provided by government and non-government organisations.
Download the NYS brochure.
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|Government Body:||(Western Cape Government)|