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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107The Citizen reports that 300 youths are to be trained by the city of Ekurhuleni to install, repair, and maintain water meters in the City.  

The executive mayor of the City, Clr Mzwandile Masina, on Wednesday announced a new Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) which will see these youths enter a three-year apprenticeship.  This is intended to create sustainable artisanal jobs and phase out dependency on external contractors who undertake the installation, repairs, and maintenance of water meters in the city.  Through a partnership with technical and vocational education and training colleges (TVETs) and the City of Ekurhuleni, beneficiaries will exit the programme as qualified artisans, having obtained a trade test certificate and a vocational qualification simultaneously.  The programme has two components, a six-month theoretical/practical plumbing apprenticeship training at an accredited TVET college integrated with 24 months experiential training within the City of Ekurhuleni department of water and sanitation.

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