High Gear is calling on manufacturing companies in the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu-Natal to take on TVET engineering students to help give them workplace exposure in the sector and says the experience gained by these students will contribute to helping students achieve needed value-adding skills sought by future employees.
Companies offering these opportunities will need to host the students and help them through various activities, including job observation, dojo and practical engagement where possible.
“By hosting the students, companies stand to gain various benefits such as earning points for socio-economic development on their B-BBEE scorecard; free use of the students’ labour during their time in the workplace; and many other small tasks which can have value and industry recognition benefits. Hosting options range from half a day to two weeks,” High Gear said.
In the Eastern Cape, High Gear is managed by International Youth Foundation and the AIDC Eastern Cape. Contact [email protected] for more information.
In Kwa Zulu-Natal, High Gear is managed by International Youth Foundation and NAACAM. Contact [email protected] for more information.