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Public Works invests in education and skills development

The Department of Public Works is holding its annual Winter School camp for 120 learners doing grade 10 to 12, who are interested in pursuing careers in the built industry.

The winter school camp is part of continued efforts to support the implementation of skills development in the country. The 120 learners were selected from the Department of Public Works Schools programme. They come from 22 schools adopted by DPW from disadvantaged schools in rural, township and farm communities across the country.

The Winter School camp will run from the 7th to the 14th July 2018 in Pretoria.  It is aimed at creating awareness and to influence learners to take careers in the built environment.  The camp also aims to de-stigmatise the built industry whose professionals are often perceived as mud mixing and back breaking with unattractive salaries.

Learners participating in the DPW Winter school programme, are provided an opportunity to be bursary beneficiaries from the department in partnership with the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA).

During the winter school camp, Maths and Science tutorials are offered for the duration of the camp in a bid to address learning gaps and to focus on remedial work.

Built environment Young Professionals from the Department of Public Works will have exciting and practical presentations aimed at attracting the learners into the Built environment.

On Monday, on 9th July 2018, Deputy Director General Lydia Bici, will be at the camp to address and motivate the learners.

Details of the Winter School Camp

Date:    07July – 14 July 2018

Venue: Pure Joy Lodge, 527 Maroela Street, Kameeldrift East, Pretoria

Time:   08:00 -16:00

 

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