Youth eager to register on data base for unemployed
The Pacaltsdorp Business Chamber launched an initiative to assist unemployed youth and women as well as local businesses to employ the right people in the right jobs. Unemployed young people and women were invited to register on a data base that will provide information of skills that are available and where training is needed.
With the involvement of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) through its chairman, Dr Willie Cilliers, programmes will be launched to develop potential entrepreneurs through personal mentoring. "It is hoped that the funds spent on training will help the local economy. The need for jobs was reflected in the fact that more than 50 forms were completed in the first hour," said Julian Klassen, chamber member tasked with the initiative.
A follow-up session will be held with unemployed youth who showed an eagerness to be placed in suitable jobs, he said.
The Pacaltsdorp Business Chamber through Klassen will engage with the Local Economic Department, AHI, further education and training colleges, Nelson Mandela University and other business chambers to develop a network that can assist the unemployed in tackling challenges. Klassen hopes that this will be a catalyst to addressing the rising crime in Pacaltsdorp.
"I will endeavour to facilitate monthly feedback meetings with the unemployed to communicate progress and ongoing opportunities as they present themselves. The AHI will have a road show in Pacaltsdorp in May and I would like to encourage all business sectors to become part of the chamber."
Contact Klassen on 083 766 7528.