Saasveld Forestry students looking for experiential training
THE George Campus of the Nelson Mandela University (Saasveld) has 13 forestry students still needing placing in industry for the experiential training part of their second-year studies (April to December).
The students cannot graduate if they do not undertake this experiential learning.
The campus is trying to obtain stipends for the students from the FP&M SETA which will assist employers in subsidising the costs involved in hosting them.
However, should this not be forthcoming, employers are under no obligation to provide their own stipend.
Given the fact that many of these students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, employers are encouraged to do so.
Forestry South Africa urges employers who have not already accepted students and who could be in a position to take these students, to do so as this will not only assist the students themselves (they cannot graduate if they do not undertake this experiential learning) but, in the mediumterm, the industry itself.
Employers who are willing to help can contact Tiaan Pool on tiaan.pool@ mandela.ac.za or 072 3742347 or Riaan Basson on email@example.com or