Carnarvon Training

WHY DO WE NEED SKILLS TRAINING IN CARNARVON, NORTHERN CAPE?

Unemployment rate in the Northern Cape is 4,7%, according to StatsSA 2013.

Eight out of every ten households in Carnarvon area attain lower than Grade 12 as highest education. Therefore there is an urgent need for the development and implementation of skills training programmes. These programmes will be especially for people with learning disabilities, disadvantaged people from rural areas and the youth with little or no schooling background. Skills training programmes are the only way to effective and sustainable educational empowerment, financial independence and a better quality of life.

CARNARVON HOUSEHOLD PROFILE 2013

55%     permanently employed
0.7%    self employed
35%     given up on seeking employment
34%     would like to start a business
8.4%    not attending school

Source: BALELAPA household profiling report of Pixley Ka-Seme District 2013.

CARNARVON HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION 2010

20%     No schooling
35%     Gr 7 or some schooling
12%     Gr 12 or Matric

Source: Socio-Economic follow-up study; Carnarvon and Williston’ conducted by the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, February 2010.