ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Caxton News Service reports that Ekurhuleni Metro’s Community Safety MMC Vivien Chauke has launched the intake programme of 50 firefighters who will be trained in Boksburg for the next year.  

Some R14 million has been set aside to train firefighters for the next two and half years.  Chauke said the programme was one of the many interventions to empower the youth and added:  “This programme is a continuation of the work which began at the beginning of this calendar year with 50 learners – and will result in 200 unemployed learners being trained in the area of fire and rescue operation NQF Level 4.  This qualification is accredited to the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, thus improving the chances of employment on completion.”  The learners were selected from a pool of unemployed young people who registered on Ekurhuleni’s economic development database.  All the learners have matric and underwent a gruelling trial to determine if they met the minimum requirements.

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