Western Cape School Support Programme (30 Jun 2016)
Western Cape School Support Programme
With an increased youth unemployment rate of over 54% in South Africa - creating job opportunities is undoubtedly one of the most pressing socio-economic challenges facing us today.
In an effort to tackle this issue, the Western Cape Education Department will be launching the ‘Western Cape School Support Programme’, which will see nearly 10 000 unemployed youths employed as interns and teaching assistants at various no-fee schools across the province.
A better educated and more highly skilled workforce is the most pressing long-term priority for the South African economy and for the Western Cape Government – and this is what prompted this move by WCED. The School Support Programme will expose the school assistants to a range of potential careers, from IT support to teaching, social work, landscape gardening and administration during the duration of the project.
The programme will offer employment for six or 10-month periods at no-fee schools, depending on the tasks involved. The interns will receive stipends of R1 500 a month.
The project will kick start next month, and aims to expose the unemployed youth to potential careers within the education sector.
For more information on the programme, visit wced.school.za and to apply for the Western Cape School Support Programme click here.
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