Seventeen unemployed youngsters from Steenberg and Lavender Hill attended a five-day youth career and business programme coordinated by Wards 68 and 67, at the Zandvlei Hall, in Steenberg, two weeks ago.
The programme was facilitated by Girls Leading Change and Successful Journals, under the supervision of the Department of Social Development’s Bonita Stroeble.
It focused on assisting the youngsters to build a professional profile to find employment and teaching them about starting a business.
Topics covered included setting goals, career and business empowerment and building confidence.
Local caterer, Marks Catering, prepared the breakfast and lunch throughout the five days.
On the fifth day, the 17 youngsters graduated and received a certificate to acknowledge their participation in the programme.