The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will be hosting a dialogue with the youth on economic opportunities in the construction industry on 28 June 2016 at the Vaalbank Library, Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga Province

The dialogue will be done in partnership with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Provincial Department of Human Settlements (DHS) and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is aimed at empowering the youth with information on various opportunities that are available in the construction industry and to link them to institutions that can assist them.

NHBRC Provincial Manager, Edwin Limba said that young people were a priority for the NHBRC and that the organisation is continually seeking ways to empower them through its various programmes.

“The youth of today face a number of challenges such as high levels of unemployment and poverty and as part of our social transformation strategy we are looking at rolling out community focused programmes targeting youth, women, and military veterans and people living with disabilities who are interested to participate in the home building industry,” he said.

To date more than 1600 youths have been trained through the various training programmes of which 65, 4 % are female and 35, 6 % are male. The NHBRC offers training and technical support through the national Youth Brigade Programme that it runs together with the National and Provincial Departments of Human Settlements, NYDA and local municipalities, which aims to train 10 000 youth in an effort to deliver on the 1,5 million housing opportunities by 2019, as stated in the government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework for 2014-19.

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For more information, please contact Molebogeng Taunyane on 011 317 0070 or molebot@nhbrc.org.za

NHBRC is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements
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