117 young people to graduate from Youth Skills Transfer Programme | Western Cape Government


117 young people to graduate from Youth Skills Transfer Programme

10 March 2016

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the final Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 117 youth participants from all over the Cape Metros.

The YSTP is an initiative of the Department of Social Development (DSD) in partnership with the Community Chest and Cape Nature. It has already seen the first five groups of 246 youth from across the province graduate. The current class of1171 are from the areas of Metro East (Blackheath, Eersteriver, Khayelitsha), Metro North (Atlantis, Blikkiesdorp, Delft, Langa, Elsies River) and Metro South (Athlone, grassy Park, Gugulethu, Retreat, Wynberg).

The YSTP offers a customized package of skills development workshops for youth who are not educated, employed, skilled or trained, and is set to benefit 363 young people.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.

Please note, security is tight, all media will have to contact me for accreditation.

Date: 11 March 2016 (Friday)

Time: 11:00am to 15:00pm, with Minister scheduled to speak at 11:10am.

Venue: 28th Floor, Portside Tower, 5 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government

7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000

Tel : (021) 483 9217

Cell :  076 083 6543

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za