EDI: EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is committed to transform and increase the potential employee pool of the Department and the Agricultural Sector through, skills development, mentoring, financing and job creation of our youth, previously disadvantaged, disabled and females with special focus on rural youth and children of Farm Workers.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers youth mentorship and job creation by providing mentoring and valuable work experience and exposure for unemployed matriculants, undergraduates and graduates through an Internship Programme.
EXTERNAL BURSARY /SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers financial assistance and mentorship to youth studying in the scarce and critical skills and scholarships to disadvantaged high school scholars with the potential to complete with their matric with mathematics and sciences in order to further their studies in agriculture.
YPP: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PERSONS PROGRAMME
The Young Professional Person’s Programme is a Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Mentoring Affirmative Action Programme for Previously Disadvantaged Youth (18-35 years)accepted by a recognised Higher Education Institution to complete their Honours,Masters or Doctorate in the scarce and critical skills in Agriculture.
OTHER EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES PROJECTS
APFRYD PROJECT: Agricultural Partnership for Rural Youth Development
This Project focuses on increasing the skills development, career opportunities and employability of rural youth and children of our Farm Workers through; financial assistance for further studies in the agricultural field or to complete a matric qualification with mathematics and sciences; internships for unemployed matriculants without workplace experience.
PAY INTERNSHIPS: Premiers Advancement of Youth Project
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture appoints PAY Interns on a 12-month internship programme of valuable work exposure, meaningful agricultural experiences, career awareness and career pathing as well as preparing them for registration for further studies and career opportunities in agriculture.