TechInAfrica – Three years ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa launches the Youth Employment Service (YES) program as a call for help in lessening the unemployment rate in South Africa. Recently, YES has its partnership extended by MultiChoice Group, which will be continuing the group’s assistance in the recruitment and training of 300 new learners.
This will be Multichoice’s second time’s involvement after the previous success of creating 400 job opportunities last year, with the two companies having a total investment of R50m in employing 500 youths.
For this year, Multichoice will provide learners from the nine provinces will with work training skills and a stipend, followed by job opportunities from the group and external companies.
“The main objective for this program is to create work opportunities for youth who have previously not been afforded the opportunity,” said Jabavu Heshu, Group Director for Corporate Affairs at MultiChoice.
“It is our contribution to responding to youth unemployment in a meaningful way that impacts our communities.”
The program is branched into internships and learnerships. The 75 TVET college students will be sent to different fields, such as HR, Finance, Marketing, Law, and IT. Meanwhile, in learnerships, the 225 students who are not working will learn about the following skills; 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Television and Radio production, Interactive Media, System development, End-user design, Telecommunications, Business Analysis, and Technology database development.