In this regard, the Department has a Youth In Human Settlements Programme in partnership with various stakeholders, that seeks to empower youth with different skills in various disciplines within the built environment sector.
What is the Youth In Human Settlements Programme?
The Youth in Human Settlements Programme is a job creation and training initiative which entices and promotes the participation of young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to actively participate in the Built Environment. The programme is focused on training unemployed youth on accredited short skills programs (3-month institutional (TVET) training and 3 months practical on-site work exposure).
There is also the Historical Disadvantage Individual Programme that aims to assist people over 35 years of age with job opportunities in their specific artisan trade on an active Departmental housing site without an accredited certificate for a minimum period of 6 months employment.
Which programmes are available?
What are the requirements?
How does the selection process work?
The municipality will guide the Department of Human Settlements on a nomination process in terms of whether the Youth will be selected from the unemployed database or learners from the surrounding areas. A focus will be placed on the development of youth, women and persons with disabilities (Please register on the unemployed database at your local municipality)
If I am selected, what documents do I need?
I do not have construction clothes or PPE, can I still apply?
COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Work PPE (conti suit, boots and helmet) and a basic toolkit will be provided, based on the skill you are trained in.
For more information:
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(Monday to Friday from 03:30 to 15 ;00)
Call the Help desk:
021 483 6488 / 0611 / 8984 / 0623 / 2060