NATIONAL RURAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NARYSEC) PROGRAMME – Witzenberg Municipality Ceres
NATIONAL RURAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NARYSEC) IN AGRI-PARKS IN WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY, CERES
The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) is a skills development programme involving young people residing and making a living in rural settings. It is a long term programme of government which is facilitated, coordinated and implemented by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in partnership with other national, provincial and local structures. Its intention is to ensure maximum value is derived from the skills and knowledge systems of rural populations. In the end, the enhancement of skills and the development of complete transferable competencies will improve the economic conditions of rural communities and young people in particular.
NARYSEC falls within the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) of government and its emphasis is on community service, and meeting basic human needs which is Phase 1 of the CRDP. Over time, NARYSEC will seek to achieve the goal of creating enterprises in the rural settings that are self-managed and sustainable. In addition, NARYSEC seeks to inculcate a culture of responsible conduct, self-discipline, high moral values, personal confidence and national pride among young people residing in rural areas. NARYSEC aims to enhance skills development by providing unemployed rural youth with opportunities to work in their communities and to be trained to provide the necessary services for local socio-economic development.
All youth (men and women of all races and those with disabilities currently residing in rural communities) are invited to apply to participate in this 2 year programme.
Successful applicants will be required to be away from home for a period of about 4 months attending the National Youth Leadership Development Programme, and again be away from home for a period of about 12 months attending Skills Development Training at the pre-determined TVET Colleges to acquire SAQA accredited qualifications. This period includes class training at the College for about six months and work placement (practical) training also for about six months.
The programme focuses on community development and the successful participants will be required to perform community service in their local areas when the youth are not busy with training.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be:
Between 18 and 25 years of age;
In possession of Grade 12 certificate;
From a disadvantaged family;
Not studying with any tertiary institution;
Residing in rural areas;
Prepared to do community service;
Interested in studying agricultural related fields;
Without a criminal record.
It should be noted that each applicant as a pre-condition for shortlisting should attach the following (Certified copy of ID, Proof of address not municipality account/any other account, Certified copy of grade 12 certificate/Statement, CV) as part of the application form.
Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend of R1320.00.
NB: Persons from all racial groups including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Application forms are obtainable from: George Municipality
ENQUIRIES: Please contact the local Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Office:
The following persons may be contacted:
1. Ms. Odwa Zinto Telephone: 027 482 2085 /060 9655 960
NB: Applications to be submitted/deposited in the appropriate box at the Witzenberg Local Municipality and any of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Offices.
CLOSING DATE: 31 January
NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE BRING WITH THEIR PERSONAL TAX NUMBER FROM SARS WHEN CONTACTED TO COME FOR INTERVIEWS.