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.
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
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.
- 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:
- Or call our Customer Service line on 0800 52 52 52