Tshepo 500 000: Giving hope to unemployed youth in Gauteng

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tshepoIt was over a year ago when David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng, launched Tshepo 500 000, a development programme aimed at providing unemployed youth with employment opportunities over the next 5 years.  This is an initiative that has given hope and a new start to unemployed youth, women and disabled people in the South Africa’s Gauteng province.

Although the unemployment rate continues to rise in certain parts of the country, the Gauteng province has been known to have the highest absorption rates and to be among the lowest unemployment rates.

The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) describes Tshepo 500 000 as a proactive intervention by the GPG to enable, equip and make ready a specific number of the unemployed youth, women and people with disabilities together with Military Veterans, to participate, benefit from and also make real many Provincial Government projects to be implemented for the purpose of advancing Gauteng into an integrated, socially cohesive, and economically inclusive city region.

tsheThe programme is based on four pillars namely Transition and Placement, Skills Development and Training, Direct Employment and Entrepreneurship Development. It is an initiative that not only focuses on finding job opportunities for new graduates, but it also focuses on equipping unemployed youth with critical skills, matching candidates with identified job vacancies and assisting those who choose the entrepreneurial route.

To register and become part of this great initiative, visit www.tshepo500000.co.za.  You need to be a Gauteng citizen, have a valid South African ID and proof of residence.  Don’t miss out!

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