Grow youth employment through vocational training
With more than 50 percent of the country’s youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how young people can enter the job market without formal tertiary qualification, to contribute positively to the country’s economy.
Richard Rayne, chief executive of iLearn, a learning solutions business that offers a range of learnerships and short courses, says it’s well known that the country’s youth struggle to enter the job market as a result of low levels of education and lack of work experience.
But, he says, a learnership obtained through an accredited provider could be the answer to addressing the critical skills gap that exists in various industries to help boost the level of employment in the country.
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