The Department awarded certificates to deserving young people in Orangeville and Dennysville, Metsimaholo Local Municipality.
These leaners were part of the broader EPWP, youth empowerment initiative under the environmental practice. The qualification is fully accredited with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and graded as NQF Level 2. “We are all excited and delighted to be part of this training programme,” said one of the participants from Orangeville, Mme Mokoena.
The 136 participants from the two towns under Metsimaholo enrolled on modules focusing on personal mastery, personal financial management, numeracy, project management, finding your voice and career guidance. “You need to be patient with yourselves and start thinking on working as a team going forward, so that you can establish sustainable business opportunities as a result of this training,” said Doctor Monareng from the EPWP Unit. The Department has for some time now, been implementing this youth empowerment initiative with Sasol Company. Tebogo Ntsabiseng from Sasol Company had this to say, “You must take full responsibility of your life and make use of this opportunity and others presented to you either by the public or private sector.”
The participants can be utilised by the Municipalities and or local business on anything environmental driven as they were trained and taught extensively under this topic.