Coachlab@Vaal to host Green Economy Learnership Programme

Annette Willemse -- Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:35

Coachlab@Vaal to host Green Economy Learnership Programme

According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa views the concept of a green economy as a sustainable development path based on addressing the interdependence between economic growth, social protection and the natural ecosystem. 

In short: the South African approach is to ensure that green economy programmes are to be supported by practical and implementable action plans and as such the government recognises the importance of building on existing best processes, programmes, initiatives and indigenous knowledge in key sectors.

One such an initiative is the Green Economy Learnership Programme.

Industry partners taking hands

The bHive Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) together with the Innovation Hub and the Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) are joining forces to offer the Green Economy Learnership Programme in Vanderbijlpark.

The programme will be driven by the Coachlab@Vaal entity – one of only three in the country, hosted within the bHIve EDC (a dynamic hub specializing in entrepreneurial learning and development within the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology on the Vaal Triangle Campus).

The CoachLab®’s Green Economy Learnership Programme concept aims to ultimately develop priority skills in the green economy sector to create sustainable job opportunities.

More about the learnership

This Learnership is a 12 months programme which provides access to a comprehensive skills set that includes technical, soft skills and professional development. All members of the community are invited to join in this initiative.

Apply today

Participants – between the ages of 18 and 35 years can apply. The programme is open to everyone interested in the Green Economy and has aspirations to start a business in the Green Space. The closing date is 19 May 2016.

You can apply by sending your updated Curriculum Vitae together with certified copies of your ID document and qualifications to:  Please note that if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

For more information please contact Elliot Mogosi, Coachlab@Vaal Skills Development Coordinator, on 016 910 3393.

* The Innovation Hub Management Company (SOC) Ltd is a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (SOC) Ltd (an initiative by the Gauteng Provincial Government for investing in strategic economic infrastructure and investment promotion to unlock economic growth in Gauteng). The Innovation Hub is the first Science and Technology Park in Southern Africa, established to spur the growth of smart industries in Gauteng to create a truly smart province.