23.02.2019

The state has no plan to get the youth jobs. Here's one

The state of internships in the government sector is inexcusable.

I have it on good authority that government internships are deskilling, disempowering and are a major contributor to lack of work readiness among fresh graduates.

I am also confident to argue that some graduates come out of government internships less encouraged than when they came.

They create a terrible cycle of graduating, followed by high hopes of post internship employment and then ultimately unemployment, thus perpetuating the growing number of youths who are university educated but continue to find themselves in the group that is not in employment, education or training. Click here to read full article. 

(The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the organization, FES South Africa.)

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