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Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern Cape join hands to train unemployed people


Volkswagen Group South Africa and the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape, have jointly initiated a programme that will train 100 unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

In December last year, VWSA and the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape, signed a funding agreement to support VWSA's training initiatives. The R20 million funding is being used to provide training for specialist skills such as advanced PLC and robotics, vehicle electronics, applications and product development. The fund will also be utilised to upgrade training facilities and equipment.

NAACAM show to drive localisation agenda


The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says high levels of industry participation in the NAACAM Show, will ensure that it makes a significant contribution to increasing levels of localisation in the automotive value chain.

GMSA Foundation Unpacks the Binding Constraints in Education


In an effort to continually strive for education excellence, the GM South Africa (GMSA) Foundation this week held a colloquium which addressed the binding constraints in education.

The aim of this seminar was to unpack the constraints that prevent especially poor schools from thriving. Much research had been done on the topic by a team of economists from Stellenbosch University in 2015/2016, under the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development (PSPPD), collaboration between the European Union and the South African Presidency.

Amarok helps change lives of young girls


Each year young girls in impoverished communities can miss up to 50 days of school for not having the correct hygiene products at their disposal. This important, but often unmentioned, challenge of keeping young women in school is at the heart of the Caring4Girls and Trek4Mandela Initiatives.

Volkswagen's Trainee programme addresses youth unemployment


According to statistics, of South Africa's five million unemployed people, 3.5million are under 35 - 175 000 of those are graduates.

It is in light of these alarming figures that Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continues with its Commercial Trainee programme which assists Nelson Mandela Bay students in gaining practical working experience.