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Thursday, 18 February 2016 08:18

Youth Development Expo to be held in Soweto

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will interact with Grade 11 and 12 learners at a Youth Development Expo at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus this weekend.

 

“The Youth Development Expo is the latest in a series of outreach events in which national, provincial and local government and private sector partners showcase opportunities available to young people in education, training and entrepreneurship,” the Presidency said on Wednesday.

The Youth Development Expo in Soweto will also target young people who have dropped out of school or who are interested in entrepreneurship.

It will empower young people on issues of career choices and access to further education and training.

Young people will also be encouraged to adopt a healthy living lifestyle, particularly in relation to drugs, alcohol, substance abuse and HIV.

The Departments of Home Affairs, Labour, Small Business Development, Social Development and the South African National Defence Force will also be at the event to provide information on career opportunities and initiatives within government.

The Department of Health and the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) will offer comprehensive health services that include HIV and TB screening. 

There will also be screening and testing for high blood pressure and diabetes.  

“Deputy President Ramaphosa is Chair of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa, under whose auspices a broad range of stakeholders nationally are coordinated in improving the human resource development base and skills of South Africans,” the Presidency said.

The expo will be held on Saturday.

Last modified on Thursday, 18 February 2016 08:30