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City welcomes 19 graduates into Infrastructure Skills Development Grant Programme <p>​‘The appointment of these 19 graduates into the City’s Infrastructure Skills Development Grant Programme is to enhance the City's capacity in training unemployed graduates, thus nurturing a pool of skilled professionals. The programme plays a vital role in equipping graduates with specific scarce skills, abilities, and knowledge. We will be empowering these youngsters with three-year contracts that will lay the foundation for them to register with statutory councils and bodies such as ECSA, SAGC, SACNASP and SACPLAN,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys.<br></p><div>The City’s Infrastructure Skills Development Grant Programme (ISDG) attracted applications from more than 3 035 graduates. Of these, 116 applicants were shortlisted and taken through a rigorous recruitment process. </div><div><br></div><div>The City ultimately selected 19 young graduates who represent a diverse array of qualifications crucial for infrastructure development, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Town Planning, Process Technology, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Groundwater, Mechanical Engineering, Science GIS, and Chromatography.</div><div><br></div><div>The City will provide the graduates with the opportunity to learn from professionals within the organisation and gain work experience in research, planning, design, implementation, and management of infrastructure projects. These graduates hail from from areas across the metro including Khayelitsha, Athlone, Bellville, Mfuleni, Rosebank, Nyanga, Claremont, Kuils River, Delft, Mitchells Plain, Observatory, Brackenfell, Eikendal, Sunridge, Parklands and two are from as far as Ga-Mphahlele in the province of Limpopo and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. </div><div><br></div><div>Below is the full list of graduate name. The group photograph is available <a href="https://bit.ly/4b2eQOq">here. </a><br><br></div><div><ul><li>1<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Ashleigh Petersen (Graduate Trainee: Town Planner, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>2<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Xolelwa Mqhoma (Graduate Trainee: Town Planner, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>3<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Esethu Bacela<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>(Graduate Trainee: GIS, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>4<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Mpho Makaleng (Graduate Trainee: GIS, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>5<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Mihlali Msesiwe (Graduate Trainee: Mechanical Engineer, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>6<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Talent Lwazi Mbatha (Graduate Trainee: Industrial Engineer, Energy)<br></li><li>7<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Bangile Noel Rholihlahla<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>(Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>8<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Dailin Jade Currie (Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>9<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Esethu Dudumashe (Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>10<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Unarine Mukhwathi<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>(Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>11<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Paula Finini (Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>12<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Shae-Lynn Hendricks (Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>13<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Lutho Ncayo (Graduate Trainee: Civil Engineer, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>14<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>William Mashego (Graduate Trainee: Civil Engineer, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>15<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Obey Vhuma (Graduate Trainee: Town Planner, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>16<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Ross Lawrence Jacobs (Graduate Trainee: Town Planner, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>17<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Moegamat Abrahams (Graduate Trainee: Civil Engineer, Water and Sanitation)<br></li><li>18<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Simphiwe Mnguni (Graduate Trainee: Town Planner, Spatial Planning and Environment)<br></li><li>19<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Nicole Williams (Graduate Trainee: Scientist, Water and Sanitation)<br></li></ul></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Short comments from some of the graduate trainees:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>‘I am expecting a lot of growth from this programme. The City has got some very good training programmes and I look forward to being exposed to its many departments,’ said Ross Jacobs.</div><div><br></div><div>‘I hope to gain a lot of expertise and experience in the field of science,’ said Dailin Currie.</div><div><br></div><div>‘I am hoping to gain experience that will allow me to become a professional engineer,’ Lutho Ncayo.</div><div><br></div><div>‘My expectation from this programme is to become a confident town planner whilst working towards building an inclusive city,’ said Xolelwa Mqhoma.<br><br></div>2024-04-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3e00c2c7-fedf-442d-8068-e856bb6690e2;L0|#03e00c2c7-fedf-442d-8068-e856bb6690e2|Skills;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c0bd80ab-ddde-4d05-9b72-51c84ecc2c9d;L0|#0c0bd80ab-ddde-4d05-9b72-51c84ecc2c9d|jobs;GP0|#5a77e676-c305-494a-8545-e0bbfac19d3b;L0|#05a77e676-c305-494a-8545-e0bbfac19d3b|graduate database10

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