ANCYL welcomes Denel programme for enrolling more than 40 students
THE ANCYL has commended the North West government for enrolling more than 40 students on a three-year study programme at the Denel Technical Academy in Kempton Park.
ANCYL provincial spokesperson Tshiamo Tsotetsi said this will address unemployment, inequality and poverty.
“We want to commend our provincial government for this initiative. Most of beneficiaries come from villages, townships and small dorpies areas.
“We also encourage those who benefited by grabbing this golden opportunity with both hands. They will gain necessary skills in the process. We also call on our government to create more job opportunities for the youth as they are our future leaders,” Tsotetsi said.
The students have started their various trade courses like fitting and turning, aircraft mechanics, welding and electrical.
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the development was the implementation of a memorandum of understanding the province entered into with the Denel Technical Academy in 2016.
He said skills acquired should help to realise the vision of rebranding, repositioning and renewal of the province.
The premier called on the students to study hard and make the best of their opportunity.
“Skilled trade people are highly sought after in our country. By choosing these fields of study, each one of you will not only contribute towards addressing the challenges of unemployment and poverty, but the realisation of the RRR vision as well,” Mahumapelo said.
The students, who were mainly recruited through the technical vocational educational and training (TVET) colleges, are from the provinces’ villages, townships and small towns.
“The three-year study programme will cost the provincial government a total of R11.8m this financial year.
“The programme will comprise theoretical training in the first year, with practical training to be offered at the Mahikeng International Airport during the second year,” he said.
The students will be placed at various institutions for a full year on the job-training during the third year. They will also have to pass a trade test before qualifying as artisans.
One of the students, Kagiso Motlhwe, 23, from Logageng village in Mahikeng, said: “I have a keen interest in welding and seeing that I have not had an opportunity to study at any of the local TVET colleges, being selected to study at Denel Technical Academy is a dream come true for me.
“I am positive that the teaching I obtain will enable me to contribute knowledge in the planned face-lifting of Mahikeng International Airport,” Motlhwe said. – Newsnote
FLAME CONTROL: Denel Technical Academy has won the praise of the ANC Youth League for enrolling 40 students.