The Department of Employment and Labour: Limpopo’s Labour Activation Program unit, together with the Public Employment Services Unit, have, on Monday, 23 May 2022, take services to the people in the Vhembe District. This comes after the unit identified the district as one of the regions with a high unemployment rate in the province.
The purpose of the program is to ensure that work-seekers are registered on the Public Employment Services database as a pool for the recruitment of learners in the foreseen projects.
They are currently targeting work seekers and former UIF contributors from the district under the four programs, namely skills development, leadership, trade test certification and Apprenticeship.
Some of the learners will be permanently absorbed after completion of their training that will be given once they are matched for opportunities.
Deputy Director: LAP, Mokwale Monare, said, “we are currently having a challenge as a country in terms of unemployment; COVID-19 has increased job losses as some companies have been forced to shut down; therefore there are a lot of demands for skills development programs so we can adapt into the 21st century and the requirements of the fourth industrial revolution”.
He indicated that in terms of requirements, skills development is open to everyone, Grade 12 is a minimum requirement for the leadership programme, while Apprenticeship requires N2 or N6 qualifications, and the trade test requires N2 and two years of experience in the field.
Monare encouraged the work seekers to not lose hope and believe that through the LAP project, they will together achieve and succeed.
The drive is set to continue TODAY, 24 May 2022, in Thohoyandou town hall and Vuwani community hall. It is in the interest of the officials to leave no stone unturned and to help fight unemployment through the opportunities offered by the LAP project.