Bayete course equips youth
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.
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