The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) in partnership with Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is hosted a youth in construction seminar at Cambridge Town Hall in East London on 12 October 2016.

The purpose of the seminar is to empower young entrepreneurs and unemployed youth with information on various opportunities that are available in construction industry and home building sector specifically.

The theme of the seminar is – cconstruction industry – creating space and opportunities for young people.

To date, the NHBRC in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and the National Youth Development Agency trained 198 young people in various construction skills as part of the Youth Brigade Programme in the Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City Metro and Joe Gqabi District Municipality.

As part of youth development, the NHBRC supported 22 young people who recently completed their three-year Artisan Development Programme in King Sabatha Dalidyebo FET College in collaboration with the Department of Human Settlements.

A number of stakeholders, such as Provincial Department of Human Settlements, Buffalo City Metro Human Settlements Division, Transnet Business Incubation, SEDA Construction Incubator, Construction Industry Development Board and the Provincial Roads and Public Works presented various opportunities available to the youth.

In 2015, the NHBRC Council adopted a social transformation programme aimed at capacitating youth, women, military veterans and people with disabilities with technical skills so that they can actively participate in the home building industry.

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

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