The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP-SETA) have opened new offices in Mpumalanga to help and assist young adults access to information for bursaries, learnerships and internships.
The chief executive of ETDP-SETA, Nombulelo Nxesi, is calling on all youth, not only in Mpumalanga, to visit their local provincial office to obtain more information and advise about bursaries, internships and learnerships to “better their lives and those of their communities”.
Nxesi was quotes as saying that the government is providing the youth if South Africa the opportunity to continue with their education and providing financial for those that cannot afford further education. The government’s objective is to create an environment whereby the youth are employable and provide the necessary skills and training to individuals to open and manage their own businesses.
ETDP-SETA is providing numerous bursaries for a wide range of skills that are currently scare in the market place today. These bursaries are can be used for Further Education and Training colleges or registered universities throughout the country. Nxesi also stated that over the past 2 years, ETDP-SETA has managed to train over 5000 individuals around the country.
The primary objectives and goals of the bursaries is to provide for those currently employed, along with unemployed individuals within the education, training and development (ETD) sector , the opportunity to obtain qualifications in those scarce and critical skills.
Bursaries are awarded in the following programmes:
- National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- B.Ed Mathematics and Science
- B.Ed Foundation Phase
- Certificate in Education
- B Com; BSc Applied Mathematics
- Masters in Commerce
- ACE in Leadership and Management
- Computer Studies
- Human Resources Management, and Public Finance
The selection criteria for bursaries from ETDP-SETA include the following:
- The applicant’s academic ability.
- Eligibility for an approved degree or PGCE in one of the priority areas.
- Commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges; and personal integrity.
- Commitment to teach in any school to which a student may be appointed by a Provincial Education Department.
ETDP-SETA has taken steps to open office in all nine provinces in order to provide young adults the opportunity to seek assistance and advise and obtain the necessary information about all programs available from the ETDP-SETA.
For more information about ETDP-SETA and bursary opportunities available, please visit the SETA’s website – http://www.etdpseta.org.za/live/index.php/portfolio/etdp-seta-bursaries