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Zille launches apprenticeship game changer in CT

Helen Zille says there’s potential economic growth that has been identified in various key sectors.

Helen Zille. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says there is a big need for skilled tourism, energy and agro-processing people in the Western Cape.

Zille launched the apprenticeship game changer programme in Pinelands earlier today.

The Premier's council on skills was established five years ago to get more skilled Capetonians into the job market.

She says there's potential economic growth that has been identified in various key sectors.

"Today we launched the apprenticeship game changer which is a game changer for the Western Cape to make sure we develop the skills we need to meet the growth in key sectors in our economy, especially tourism, energy and agro-processing."

The Premier adds there's a need for qualified technical and vocationally skilled people.

"There's a lot of job opportunities becoming available which we cannot fill because of lack of skills and those skills have to be provided through apprenticeships, which is a combination of theoretical learning in colleges and practical learning in the work place."



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