ABOUT 40 unemployed young people will develop their skills in the field of building and civil construction (NQF 3) through a learnership programme offered by the North West Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison. The gesture is aimed at encouraging more young people to enter into the building construction industry and will run for the next twelve months.
The department secured funding from the Provincial Treasury through the Office of the Premier to implement the programme. These learners were recruited from various districts of the province through recruitment processes. The contracted individuals will go through a theoretical and practical training in the following various specialties: Masonry, roofer, joinery and tiling. According to the department, these learners will spend at least 70% of practical exposure at construction sites in the province and will further receive a monthly stipend for duration of the programme.