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Phase 3 Teaching assistants complete the program

Phase 3 Teaching assistants complete the program

Teacher’s assistant with children
The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) was implemented by the government and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) during the pandemic to provide relief from the youth unemployment crisis.

However, the program ended on 31 August 2022 and the Department for Basic Education (DBE) said goodbye to the young people who participated in the third phase of the program.

Since the launch of the initiative in December 2020, more than 850,000 job opportunities have been created and thousands of young people have been given the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge provided by various partners.

Earlier this year, the DBE announced that the scheme would be extended into a fourth phase, however, anyone who had already taken part in the initiative would not be able to reapply.

In a statement, the ministry said all provinces have paid scholarships for the month of August 2022, but there are several cases of outstanding scholarships that the Provincial Department of Education (PED) is working tirelessly to resolve.

End of III. the PYEI-BEEI phase does not mean the end of the journey for youth. This initiative has created a platform for many to chart a path to better job market prospects.
The department says young people in Phase Three also had access to scholarship opportunities that were available through the eCubed WhatsApp Bot.

Youth had many opportunities to gain more skills through training offered by partners such as the University of Johannesburg (UJ). NEMISA, Dignify African and 2Enable.

When it was announced that existing teaching assistants were not allowed to rejoin the scheme, it caused much angst as many became dependent on monthly stipends to support their families.

However, these young people can now claim funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) because they have been contributing throughout their time as school assistants.

“The UIF is a basic safety net to which employees and employers contribute and from which workers who become unemployed are entitled to benefits, thereby mitigating the harmful economic and social effects of unemployment.

If these young people want to apply for unemployment benefits, they must do so on the prescribed form at the employment office and submit the application within six months from the date of termination of the employment contract, adds the union.

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