Monyetla Work Readiness Programme Project
Partner name: Department of Trade and Industry
Project name: Monyetla Work Readiness Programme
Funding round: CFP 1
Funding: Jobs Fund grant R217 300 000
Matched Funding R217 300 000
Website: Not available
Window: Work seekers
Location: National
Partners: National Skills Fund
Problem statement:
Companies around the world are increasingly outsourcing certain business processes to South Africa. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, a constant supply of readily available skilled labour is needed.
The National Skills Fund, located within the Department of Labour, was established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998). It aims to support organisations involved in improving the labour force’s skills, with a particular focus on youth development. The National Skills Fund is providing a portion of the matched funding for the Monyetla Work Readiness Programme.
The Monyetla Work Readiness Programme trains unemployed young people to prepare them for successful employment in the business process outsourcing industry. The programme aims to train 18 000 youth and place 70 percent of the trainees in six-month employment contracts. Nationally, the business process outsourcing sector employs about 200 000 agents, 10 000 of which are involved in off-shore contracts.
Expected results:
New short-term jobs 12 601
Training completed 18 000