Deputy Minister Buti Manamela launches National Skills Fund youth outreach programme, 9 Nov

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to lead a Youth Expo in Emalahleni

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela, will launch the National Skills Fund (NSF) youth outreach programme in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga Province.

The outreach is aimed at out-of-school youth in townships and rural areas and will give young people a platform to engage with the department and learn about opportunities funded by the NSF through Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) colleges, state-owned companies and skills development.

The career and skill expo will feature exhibitions by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Sefako Makgatho University, Tshwane University of Technology, as well as several sector education and training authorities, amongst others.

This programme is in line with the goal of the National Development Plan, which is to contribute to a skilled and capable workforce to support inclusive growth.

Prior to the expo the Deputy Minister will meet with the Council of the Ekangala TVET College and stakeholders.

Source: Government of South Africa