NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships 2023-2024: Accepting Unemployed Applicants in 3 Study Fields

About the NSF (National Skills Fund)
The NSF (National Skills Fund) is an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting skills development initiatives in South Africa. Established by the South African government, the NSF aims to enhance the country’s workforce through various funding programs and projects. The primary goal of the NSF is to address skills gaps and ensure that the South African workforce is equipped with the necessary competencies to meet the demands of the labor market. By investing in skills development, the NSF contributes to the economic growth and development of the country.

The NSF provides funding for a range of initiatives, including learnerships, apprenticeships, bursaries, and skills programs. These initiatives are designed to provide individuals with opportunities to acquire new skills, gain practical experience, and improve their employability. The funding support offered by the NSF enables organizations, institutions, and individuals to implement and participate in skills development initiatives across various sectors.

About the NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships 2023-2024
NSF (National Skills Fund) is offering learnership programmes in 3 study fields for interested unemployed candidates who are keen on developing their abilities. The NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships offer comprehensive training in three specific study fields. These programs are designed to equip participants with valuable knowledge and practical experience in their chosen fields, ultimately increasing their employability and opening doors to various career opportunities.

The learnerships offered by the NSF are structured educational programs that combine theoretical learning with practical on-the-job training. This holistic approach ensures that learners not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also gain hands-on experience in their respective fields. By participating in these learnerships, individuals can develop a solid foundation of skills and competencies that are highly sought after by employers.

The NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships are currently available for the fields below (along with their specific requirements):

  • Clothing Manufacturing Process NQF Level 1 (Passsed/Completed Grade 10)
  • Furniture Making Wood NQF Level 3 (Passsed/Completed Grade 12)
  • Clothing, Textile, Footwear & Leather Manufacturing NQF Level 2 (Passed/Completed Grade 11)

Eligibility Criteria
Prioritize familiarizing yourself with the eligibility standards for the NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships. These criteria will play a significant role in determining your suitability as a candidate. To ensure the alignment of your credentials, it is advisable to review the list of qualifying prerequisites provided below. Ideally, meeting all the requirements on the following list will greatly increase your chances of success.

The NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Under 35 years old
  • Residency within the Sekhukhune District Municipality
  • All applicants must meet the minimum requirements, and their applications will undergo assessment processes
  • Individuals with disabilities who are currently unemployed are strongly encouraged to register.

Application Instructions
Apply via hand delivery:

A. Clothing Manufacturing Process
Address: Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality (Youth Office)

B. Furniture Making Wood
Address: Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality (Youth Office)

C. Clothing, Textile, Footwear & Leather Manufacturing
Address: Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality (Youth Office).

Candidates will need to send in the following documents:

  • Application letter indicating the name of the learnership
  • Your most updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of your qualifications
  • Identity Document
  • Legitimate proof of residence.

Please note that once submitted, CVs and/or qualifications cannot be retrieved from the college/municipality. Additionally, please refrain from making any inquiries or submitting applications via WhatsApp as they will not be considered.

By submitting your applications, you grant the selection committee permission to utilize your personal information for registration purposes.

All applications will undergo thorough evaluation and vetting procedures to ensure the authenticity of candidates. Individuals found to have falsified any aspect of their applications will be disqualified from the registration period.

The selection committee will not accept submissions made through alternative methods such as fax. It is essential to adhere to the designated application process for proper consideration.

Closing Date
Applications for the NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships must be submitted before the closing date on 15 June 2023.

To secure your application, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible. However, it is important to note that early enrollment does not guarantee immediate success; it simply ensures that your position is secured throughout the recruitment process.

Candidates who submit their applications after the specified deadline will not be taken into consideration by the selection committee. Regardless of the content, any entries received after the closing date will be promptly rejected.

The NSF (National Skills Fund) reserves the right to exercise discretion in offering or denying employment to individuals. The decisions made by the selection committee are final and binding for all parties involved. Candidates are disallowed from canvassing with the selection committee’s final decision.

Committee Details
If you have any inquiries or concerns about the NSF (National Skills Fund) Learnerships, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You are encouraged to send your questions or concerns to the designated contact person provided below. We are here to assist you and provide the information you need.

Telephone Number: +27 79 718 6759/+27 13 269 0278

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  1. Good Day ma’am/Sir,
    I hope this message finds you well.

    I am currently seeking an opportunity to entre the work environment and gain experience as well as grow with the success of your organisation.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

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