Agenda & Booklet
- Garden Route Skills Mecca – Reviewing the Skills Mecca
- Garden Route Skills Summit – Skills Mecca Projects and the Growth and Development Strategy
- Hessequa Melkhoutfontein ABCD Project
- Knysna Waste to Energy Project
- Garden Route IRM Project
- Knysna Ithuba-Centre Multi Resource Training and Business Hub
- Bonnievale School Project
- Garden Route Skills Mecca – The Next Level
- Growth for Jobs Strategy Introduction
- Growth for Jobs PFA7 Overview
- Premier Council on Skills Presentation – Velile Dube
- Premier Council on Skills Presentation – Haroon Mahomed
Garden Route Skills Summit – 13 July 2023
The Garden Route Skills Mecca (GRSM), a product of Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), together with stakeholders, held a Summit on 13 July 2023 at the Knysna High School in Knysna. The event hosted Provincial and National Government Departments, various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and the Private Sector to deliberate and discuss progress made in relation to the implementation of the Skills Mecca.
The Summit further also provided a platform for a few innovative proposals to be presented by stakeholders working with local municipalities on employment-based skills development projects, and gave stakeholders the opportunity to debate how they saw the Garden Route Skills Mecca growing to the next level of development.
Focus was also given to the emerging Western Cape Provincial Growth for Jobs Strategy, Primary Focus area 7 – Improved Access to Economic Opportunities and Employability and how the Skills Mecca process could integrate the implementation of the strategy with the work already done by the Skills Mecca. This would allow for the implementation of skills development projects that are aligned with the Garden Route Growth and Development Strategy of GRDM.
GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY: Your route to prosperity • Jou roete na vooruitgang • Indlela yakho eya empumelelweni
Garden Route Careers Festival at Knysna High Schools Sports Fields – 13 to 14 July 2023
Hosted by the Western Cape Community Education and Training College (WCCETC), the festival gave over 800 unemployed individuals and school-going youth the opportunity to engage with SETAs, as well as public and private training providers. With many local schools in Knysna and surrounds bringing their learners, the WCCETC hosted 32 exhibitors who have various training and personal development programmes available to eligible applicants.
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