The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has partnered with Media Works to roll out a skills training programme to prepare 100 people with disabilities in the Eastern Cape for work.

Algoa FM featured the programme on 21 September 2017. Have a listen to the interview here:

 

This programme has been running at four sites in Jansenville, Middleburg, Graaff-Reinet and Komani. Beneficiaries, aged between 20 and 61, were chosen through various disability centres in the region. The majority of the beneficiaries have no academic or professional qualification.

The first phase of the programme prepares learners for the job market; the objective is to make unemployed youth in the rural areas more employable.

As part of the curriculum, learners are taught AET Maths and Communications (Level 3 and 4). The candidates also learn foundational business skills, as well as how to handle personal finances.

A big thank you to CHIETA for funding this very important programme.