MEC Jerry Thibedi to issue certificates to 277 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and National Youth Service (NYS) graduates in Bojanala
3 August 2008
Two hundred and seventy-seven (277) Bojanala-based graduates of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and National Youth Service (NYS) programmes are to receive certificates, marking their exit from the two poverty eradication programmes.
North West Public Works Jerry Dimotana Thibedi is expected to deliver the keynote address during the event before awarding each beneficiary with two certificates.
One certificate is accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) and supplied by the service provide while the other is provided by the department to serve as proof of participation in either of the programmes.
During their twelve months stay in the programmes, the beneficiaries received both theoretical and practical training on such fields as paving, carpentry, tiling, plumbing and painting, among others. They were also trained in such fields as financial management.
The event will be held as follows:
Venue: Ben Marais Hall (Rustenburg)
Date: Tuesday, 5 August 2008
EPWP was launched in May 2004 with the aim of attracting the unemployed into productive work. Over and above the short term job opportunities, the beneficiaries get classroom, practical and on-site training, with a monthly R1 000 stipend.
NYS on the other hand seeks to involve young people who have passed grade 10 and above in public infrastructure maintenance projects encompassed by the EPWP. It was launched in April last year in order to help increase the reach and scope of the EPWP.
Members of the media interested in covering the event can confirm their attendance with:
Tel: 018 387 2148
Tel: 018 387 2447
Cell: 082 305 4594
Issued by: Department of Public Works, North West Provincial Government
3 August 2008