By Kaya 959 Reporter
The Department of Education is urging the youth to apply to be a part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative that seeks to provide 287 000 jobs for unemployed young people.
The programme is open to people aged 18 – 35 who are not currently studying or training and who are not receiving a government grant. People in the age category who are women and have a disability are eligible and encouraged to apply.
The DBE said those who are selected for placement, will receive training on various skills that will equip them for future employment opportunities.
“All successful candidates will be placed in schools for 5 months, from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022,” the DBE said.
Requirements to qualify as an education assistant include matric level English, while an NQF Level 4, 6 and 7 certificate is considered an added advantage.
General school assistants do not need a Matric certificate for Infrastructure support and Sports and Enrichment Agents, but trade certificates are an advantage.
Applicants must be able to work well with people and in groups, have good communication skills and be a good listener. They must also be interested in academics.
How to apply:
“No walk-ins will be allowed in schools due to Covid19 restrictions. Applicants must submit their application online.”
Should you receive notice that you have been selected for shortlisting, you will be required to prepare the following documents:
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Testimonials (former school, local chief, church leader, etc)
Police clearance certificates
Affidavit/Declaration by applicant stating he/she has no criminal record while awaiting the Police clearance
Certified qualifications such as Matric, (where applicable: NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for Education Assistant applicants with NQF level 6 and 7 an added advantage)
Certified copy of identity document/ passport
The following platforms are important to follow for updates on BEEI Phase II:
SA Youth – sayouth.mobi – for applications
Facebook: Basic Education Employment Initiative https://www.facebook.com/