SETA-approved public TVET colleges and employers take note, you have until this Sunday (13 September) to complete your applications for an apprenticeship initiative by the Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA) and the department of public works and infrastructure.
Through the expanded public works programme (EPWP), AgriSETA and the department have committed to train 400 apprentices in various trades across the economic spectrum throughout the country.
In August AgriSETA announced the allocation of R66 million which has been set aside to train 400 EPWP participants to hone their artisanal crafts.
The EPWP is a long-term governmental strategy in place to reduce unemployment and alleviate poverty through job creation opportunities in all sectors of trade, including infrastructure, social, environment and culture.
In light of the covid-19 pandemic, applicants must comply with strict regulations under national lockdown.
The agreement to implement the artisan development programme will commence effective immediately and is set to continue until the 30th September 2023.
AgriSETA has committed to the management, implementation, and technical support of the project to ensure that 400 beneficiaries are trained and certificated. The following are invited to apply:
- Public TVET colleges approved by any SETA to host apprenticeship training for the listed trades.
- Workplace approved employers certified by any SETA to host apprenticeship training for the listed trades.
AgriSETA is also responsible for sourcing relevant workplaces for all 400 trainees in artisan development, as well as to certify all accreditation requirements of training and appointment of service delivery agents for the duration of the project.
It will ensure joint monitoring with the department, continuous quality assurance, verification, and the timeous completion of certification of successful participants.