NARYSEC employment opportunities and enterprise development review and refinement of the NARYSEC exit strategy: evidence-based review: final report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Jacobs, A.Habiyaremye, A.Nyamwanza, S.Sinyolo, M.Makoae, L.Makobane, P.Dyantyi
KEYWORDS: EMPLOYABILITY, EMPLOYMENT CREATION, NATION RURAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NARYSEC), RURAL COMMUNITIES, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10448

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Abstract

The strategy that is currently proposed to support learners who qualify to transition to this path advocates for availing special bursaries, scholarships and loans by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to learners who excel academically during the programme. The plan to make this transition possible also includes taking advantage of funding made available by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). In order to increase the number of NARYSEC graduates who benefit from this transition route, it is important to systematise ways of identifying qualifying youth in early phases of the programme. In conclusion, a number of conceptual, structural and implementation level recommendations are advanced, in addition to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).