There are 71 bursaries worth more than R21 million available for North West youths to apply for and further their education and training and acquire skills that are scarce in the province including civil engineering to accounting, architecture and anthropology.
In order to address the province’s critical shortage of skills, the North West Premier’s office is calling on all learners and unemployed youths residing in the province to apply for the bursaries and further their education and training on a full-time basis at tertiary institutions.
Other available courses include community development studies, LLB degrees, civil engineering, quantity surveying, BSc Occupational Therapy, BSc Speech Therapy, BSc Agric, aviation, town planning, supply chain management, archival studies and records management, financial management, amongst others.
For all those interested, application forms can be obtained from the Office of the Premier, district communication offices, district and local municipality offices and labour centres across the province.
The only conditions and requirements for the bursaries is that all applicants must have passed matric in the previous years or they must already be studying at tertiary institutions. Preference will be given to those applicants from poor areas or those who are performing well academically but are in need of financial assistance. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply
The deadline for submission is January 10.