Education & Skills

In a constantly changing environment, having Life Skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past decade have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and in household settings.

To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, young people need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Today’s youth will have many new jobs over the course of their lives, with associated pressures and the need for flexibility.

In everyday life, the development of life skills helps learners to:
  • Find new ways of thinking and problem solving 
  • Recognise the impact of their actions and teaches them to take responsibility for what they do rather than blame others 
  • Build confidence both in spoken skills and for group collaboration and cooperation 
  • Analyse options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom 
  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others

While learners work hard to get good grades, many still struggle to gain employment. According to research, employers are looking not just for academic success but key employability skills including: -

  • The ability to self-manage, solve problems and understand the business environment  
  • Working well as part of the team 
  • Time and people management 
  • Agility and adaptability to different roles and flexible working environments 
  • The potential to lead by influence

The more we develop life skills individually, the more these affect and benefit the world in which we live:

  • Recognizing cultural awareness and citizenship makes international cooperation easier 
  • Respecting diversity allows creativity and imagination to flourish developing a more tolerant society
  • Developing negotiation skills, the ability to network and empathize can help to build resolutions rather than resentments

  • To equip young people with information and capacity through disseminating information on topics covered in the modules.
  • To empower youth to make informed decision.
  • To empower youth with applicable life skills relevant to a constantly changing society
  • To promote active citizenry among young people &
  • To impart skills and decision-making capabilities that would result in social and economic participation.

The programme is accessible through the walk-ins in 18 Branches of NYDA countrywide. It is presented by our well-qualified training officers. They train in accordance with the youth needs. It could be issues of personal development, conflict resolutions, money management skills and communications. It is required that youth who have passion to start businesses must go through the life skills training.

Job Seekers
  • Are you struggling to find employment?
  • Have you completed a learnership or any skills development programme?
  • Are you a newly graduate and looking for an internship?
  • Are you a South African between the ages of 18 and 35?

What is the NYDA JOBS Programme?

JOBS is a database for unemployed youth seeking employment opportunities. It is a product managed through the Education and Skills Development unit at the NYDA, and seeks to contribute to the Government’s ASGISA programme and the JIPSA initiative by helping to link unemployed youth to employment opportunities and other skills development-related opportunities.

So how do you access the JOBS Programme?
  • You can visit any of the NYDA branches to register.
  • E mail your CV to one of the addresses below:

Name

Surname

Job Title

E-mail

Branch Name

E-mail Address

Mapaseka

Nambane

Jobs Officer

mapaseka.mambane@nyda.gov.za

Bloemfontein

jobsbloem@nyda.gov.za

Tholakele

Mchunu

Jobs Officer

tholakele.mchunu@nyda.gov.za

Randfontein

jobssoweto@nyda.gov.za

Musa

Mthombeni

Jobs Officer

musa.mthombeni@nyda.gov.za

Secunda

Jobssecunda@nyda.gov.za

Naomi

Siko

Jobs Officer

naomi.siko@nyda.gov.za

Rustenburg

jobsrustenburg@nyda.gov.za

Zubayda

January

Jobs Officer

xolani.bodlo@nyda.gov.za

Cape Town

jobscape@nyda.gov.za

Victor

Maleka

Jobs Officer

victor.maleka@nyda.gov.za

Polokwane

jobspolokwane@nyda.gov.za

Phindile

Maselela

Jobs Officer

phindile.masilela@nyda.gov.za

Johannesburg

jobsjhb@nyda.gov.za

Minah

Ngwetjana

Jobs Officer

minah.ngwetjana@nyda.gov.za

Tshwane

jobstshwane@nyda.gov.za

Letlhogonolo

Mohosh

Jobs Officer

letlhogonolo.mohosh@nyda.gov.za

Kimberley

jobskimberley@nyda.gov.za

Khumbulani

Shange

Jobs Officer

khumbulani.shange@nyda.gov.za

Durban

jobsdurban@nyda.gov.za

Tshepile

Sehlodi

Jobs Officer

tshepile.sehlodi@nyda.gov.za

Mbombela

jobsmbombela@nyda.gov.za

Siphesihle

Kwaza

Jobs Officer

siphesihle.kwaza@nyda.gov.za

East London

jobseastl@nyda.gov.za


  • Or call our Customer Service line on 0800 52 52 52