Unemployed Youths Ready for Work
Some 23 unemployed youth from disadvantaged and at-risk areas in Cape Town graduated after participating in a life-skills course that will enable them to work in the maritime industry.
They took part in the Waves of Change Programme run by the Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP).
The graduates will now go on to complete the stipulated requirements to work at sea.
Through strategic partnerships, SIYP assists these youths to be compliant to work in the maritime industry, by facilitating key requirements such as obtaining the medical examination; safety familiarisation; marine first aid; marine fire fighting and fire prevention; personal survival techniques; personal safety; and social responsibility.
SIYP also helps them obtain the crucial Seaman’s records books.
The Waves of Change programme caters for unemployed youth between 18 and 35 years old.
A total of 216 young men and women completed the course in 2018 and 60% were placed into jobs, which is an ongoing project. This year, SIYP managed to help 53 youth to complete the full required process.
Securing funding is a key focus for SIYP to sustain this programme.
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