Provision of consultancy services to implement labour market interventions to enhance the employability of youth
Deadline: 8 October 2009, 11:00
High youth unemployment poses a serious social and economic challenge. There is a less than 50% chance of school leavers, including matriculants, of being employed by the age of 24. This ratio worsens for black school leavers. The economic slow-down will further exacerbate this problem, with potentially very few market-based opportunities arising for young people.
The HSRC and Tshwane are partnering to design and test policy innovations in the field, through the Centre of Excellence on Employment Creation. The aim is to identify scalable interventions, ideally that are aligned to existing institutions. There is already considerable financial and institutional effort applied to these concerns nationally. In the Centre of Excellence on Employment Creation, we ask whether there are innovations that could improve the impact of existing institutions and programmes.