Job opportunities for the youth during lockdown are a click away, according to the City of Cape Town.
According to James Vos, mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management, the City’s department of enterprise is continuing to fund the training of and sourcing of talent for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) during the lockdown.
“We don’t train just for training’s sake. The training we have done has created a better link between demand and supply for skilled people,” he said in a statement.
City contractor Lulaway Holdings is helping with the training and placement of people looking for work.
“Our partnership with Lulaway has seen 6 000 unemployed residents trained in basic work readiness to date, with a majority of these residents being placed in work opportunities in sectors such as transport, wholesale, retail, and call centres,” Mr Vos said.
Grassdale High Head of Department and Grade Head Peter Hendricks is a volunteer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, a non-profit company tackling youth unemployment. He welcomed the initiative as a way for the unemployed to find work but added that someone local should be appointed to help roll it out in the community.
Mr Hendricks said: “I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that the unemployed participate.”
Job seekers can still register during lockdown on Lulaway’s online recruitment portal for free. Visit www.lulaway.co.za/registercapetown to do this.
Lulaway will contact those registered on its database if vacancies become available.
Go to www.lulaway.co.za/training-videos for free training content and videos.