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Welcome to SSACI
The Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative is a public-private
partnership in development between the
Swiss and South African
governments and Swiss and South African companies.

It opens up
new pathways to employment for young
South Africans through
skills training and innovative
development projects.

Through SSACI, Swiss companies and the Swiss government have
together committed over R100'000'000 to skills development for
South African youths. Working alongside government and
partnering
with other development agencies, SSACI has developed
and implemented
projects that can be taken to scale for maximum
impact.



 


     
     
   
   

 

Description

Practical training for youths with trade-theory qualifications in mechanical and electrical engineering trades

Duration

2 years, mid 2003-5
Lead Agency Pelindaba Training Centre

Budget

  • R800'000

Outputs

50 youths trained, of whom 45 placed in employment
Salient lessons Youths with trade-related theoretical training but no practical experience, of whom there are many in SA, are a "low-hanging fruit" for skills-hungry companies that are willing to undertake supplementary practical training

Date added

2003-05-24

 

 

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