The Yes Programme – A joint initiative from the private sector and government which helps both South African youth and companies by assisting in work placements. As employment opportunities are diminishing for young people, the YES programme strives to help reduce youth unemployment.
EQUIP THE UNEMPLOYED YOUTH
With YES, unemployed youth are equipped with a toolkit so that they can be inspirations within their community. They achieve this by accomplishing a 12-month quality work experience which benefits the employer and the learner.
The YES initiative signifies huge progress towards facilitating South Africa’s youth to gain work experience through employment placement. Three major factors come into play for SA business owners – the employment of youth, B-BBEE requirements and training and development. Yes makes provision for black unemployed youth.
The YES initiative demonstrates the efforts of South Africa in facilitating youth to gain work experience. The three factors that SA business owners look at when hiring are employment of youth, B-BBEE requirements and the upskilling of these youths through training and development (learnerships).
YES will give youths working opportunities to help with the upliftment of their household and community, as well as support them in finding jobs. This initiative will be great for the economic state of South Africa and for the future of our country.
The YES Initiative is an opportunity for youth (between 18 and 35 years), without a matric certificate, to join in. It’s encouraging black, coloured and Indian youth between 18 and 35 to apply. They may not have access to employment if they’re unemployed.
It is very important for youths to gain as much experience as possible in order to find the right job. Without a lot of experiences, they will not be able to find the right job. Yes4Youth learnership will be one tool that can provide practical knowledge and on the job skills that are necessary for the work.