Bayete course equips youth

Go! & Express - - NEWS - SIVENATHI GOSA

BAYETE Train­ing and Devel­op­ment Ser­vices are con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­nity by erad­i­cat­ing the high un­em­ploy­ment rate, help­ing young peo­ple to gain skills in fork­lift trucks, ride-on-stack­ers, reach trucks, while also of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity at re-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Founder Peter Fraser said Bayete was es­tab­lished in 2007, start­ing off in Mdantsane at the Bor­der Train­ing Cen­tre in NU1.

“We have moved to Alphen­dale Sec­ondary School and our main aim is to equip peo­ple with the skills to op­er­ate heavy duty ma­chines and to re­duce un­em­ploy­ment,” Fraser said.

Fraser is ap­peal­ing to the lo­cal com­mu­nity to as­sist with re­sources, as some of the stu­dents can­not af­ford to pay for the five-day course.

“Af­ter the five-day course, we is­sue the stu­dents with a cer­tifi­cate as proof that they are el­i­gi­ble to use the heavy duty equip­ment, and we also help them find em­ploy­ment as we are part­nered with com­pa­nies that re­quire the skills we pro­vide to the stu­dents,” he said.

A mem­ber of Alphen­dale Sec­ondary School’s gov­ern­ing body, Nathan Miles, said they were grate­ful for what Bayethe is do­ing for the com­mu­nity, and they are glad that they can also play their part in giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing premises for the ser­vices and train­ing to take place.

One of the stu­dents, Noviz­icelo Golin­tete, 29, from Scenery Park, said she de­cided to take the course be­cause of the prospect of get­ting a de­cent job.

Pic­ture:SIVENATHI GOSA

HEAVY ON TRAIN­ING: Bayete Train­ing and Devel­op­ment Ser­vices stu­dents with the of­fi­cials, from left, Wal­ter Mu­rimo, Nathan Miles, Madi­lakhe Myeki, Ral­ston Fraser, Zamikhaya Dzengwa, Vyuy­iswa Md­lad­lamba, Peter Fraser, Nom­nikelo Me­lani, Noviz­icelo Golin­tete and Thadaziwe Son­jani

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