Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) Phase II for Unemployed South African Youth

Recruitment for Phase II of the Basic Education Employment Initiative will begin on September 27 and end on October 3, 2021, according to the Department of Basic Education.

As part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES), the department aims to provide 287,000 unemployed young people, (+/-192 000 Education Assistants and +/- 95 000 General School Assistants), with employment and training opportunities in the education sector.

Youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who are not presently enrolled in school or training or receiving any kind of government assistance, as well as young people with disabilities and women, are all invited to apply for this enlightening experience. Candidates who are chosen for placement will get training in a variety of areas that will prepare them for future job possibilities.

From November 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, all selected applicants will be put in schools for a period of five months to pursue the following opportunities:

  • Education Assistant – Curriculum
  • ICT/e-Cadres Education Assistant
  • Reading Champions – Education Assistant
  • Child and Youth Care Worker – General School Assistant
  • Handyman – General School Assistant (no matric required).
  • Sports and Enrichment Agent-General School Assistant (no matric required).

To work as an Education Assistant, you must have a matric English certificate, as well as an NQF Level 4, 6, or 7 qualification certificate. Matric qualification is not needed for employment as a General School Assistant, but it will be an added advantage for Infrastructure support and Sports and Enrichment Agents.

To work in the education field, you must be able to work well with others and in groups, have excellent communication skills, be a good listener, and have a strong interest in academics.

Young people are encouraged to visit to establish a profile and submit an application for placement. Due to Covid19 limitations, no walk-ins will be permitted in schools. Applicants must fill out an online application.

If you get notification that you have been chosen for shortlisting, you must prepare the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (CV).
  • Customer testimonials (former school, the local chief, church leader, etc).
  • Clearance certificates from the police.
  • While awaiting police clearance, the applicant must sign an affidavit/declaration indicating that he or she has no criminal past.
  • Matriculation, for example, is a recognized qualification (where applicable: NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for Education Assistant applicants with NQF level 6 and 7 an added advantage).
  • A certified copy of your identification paper or passport is required.

As in Phase I, there will be a significant focus on training individuals in order to enhance their skillset and position them for better job opportunities. Young people who are selected for Phase II of the Basic Education Employment Initiative will get training in the following areas:

ICT Support/e-Cadres

To work in IT, you must be computer literate and like dealing with computers. The e- Cadres will offer value in the classroom by helping instructors and students with ICT equipment problems and instructional material uploading to students’ and teachers’ devices. Given that the COVID-19 epidemic has hastened the need to move toward a digital future, where lessons may be delivered online, this transition is essential and urgent. The reaction is frequently apparent when learners and instructors get the appropriate support for digital learning. All public schools will be equipped with e-Cadres.

Workers who work with children and adolescents (CYCW).

Within the COVID-19 environment, Child and Youth Care Workers (CYCW) will offer much-needed psychological support to learners. Even at the primary level, psychosocial assistance is essential for decreasing the likelihood of students dropping out of school. It may also help students enhance their academic performance and behaviour.

Champions of Reading.

Reading Champions will help to improve the reading culture and literacy rates among students. Reading Champions who are deployed during the Foundation Phase will also help to improve early grade reading. Reading Champions aided in the revitalization of school libraries, the formation of reading clubs, and the creation of reading nooks during Phase I. This aligns with the industry’s focus on boosting early grade reading.

Infrastructure upkeep is necessary.

There will be a continuing emphasis on supporting schools with infrastructure upkeep, as there was in Phase I. This will be accomplished by assigning handymen to the schools that need them the most. These young people will get the required training to guarantee that they provide high-quality work.

Learner Support Agents will be hired from among the General School Assistants to help with sports, arts, and cultural programs in public schools.

Agents who work in the sports and enrichment industries.

The Initiative’s Phase II contains a new recruiting category for young people who are interested in sports enrichment programs. To work as a Sports Enrichment Agent, you must be physically healthy, energetic, and enthusiastic about assisting schools with cultural and sports events.

Application Deadline:

  • October 3rd 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SA Youth Basic Education Employment Initiative

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