Metro unveils skills initiative for the jobless

Rochelle de Kock

ONE hundred and fifty unemployed youth will be trained in plumbing, bricklaying and electrical work by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

The municipality has secured R3.9-million from the Public Works Department for the pilot phase of a training programme, mayor Ben Fihla announced on Friday.

The news came as the municipality on Friday also celebrated the launch of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) new human settlements development degree programme.

The training programme unveiled on Friday will see 150 youth taught theory, then placed in municipal housing projects for practical experience.

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