Jobs Connect launches workforce development programme in Cape Town

The programme is aimed at creating jobs for unemployed youth, and also offers training.

On April 28 the City of Cape Town launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme, a work placement initiative funded by the City’s Enterprise and Investment Department.

The programme aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents.

Jobs Connect links businesses, particularly SMMEs and corporates, to the appropriate talent, and provides knowledge, training and employment opportunities to job seekers across Cape Town.

Residents can access the digital platform via jobsconnect.leelyn.co.za or through the link they receive on WhatsApp via the Invest Cape Town website.

When connected to the site they will be asked to register their details, and complete a literacy and numeracy assessment, and the results will be added to a digital CV.

The platform enables residents to access jobs based on their skills and the areas where they live. Business owners can also register their details on the database by contacting Leelyn Management at [email protected] or +27 (0)21 558 1552.

Industries and employment opportunities currently available on Jobs Connect:

  •  Logistics industry – drivers/packers/warehousing agents
  • Fast food industry – cashiers/cooks/chefs
  •  Retail industry – cashiers /packers/salespeople
  •  Telecommunications – call centre agents
  •  SMMEs – contract workers/receptionists/drivers

The opportunities are entry level jobs and some don’t require matric.

Short courses on offer for job hunters are work readiness training, problem solving, time management, team building, customer care, web design and project management.

Longer courses will also be available and will include: business management, business leadership, business studies, entrepreneurship studies and cloud practitioners.

The programme will be rolled out throughout Cape Town with physical activations in specific communities.