The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has announced that phase two of applications for teacher assistants and general assistants will open on 27 September 2021 and close on 3 October 2021.
DBE advertised the posts on their social media platforms over the weekend.
DBE is hoping to provide employment and training opportunities to 287 000 unemployed young people as they need about 192 000 education assistants and about 95 000 general school assistants.
DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said about 300 000 young people participated in the first phase.
“Phase II will focus on addressing the reduction of youth unemployment, as the data collected throughout the initiative has shown that most of the young people are unemployed graduates, who lack the relevant experience to propel them to employment.”
Youth between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to apply, but those currently in education or training, or receiving a government grant will not be eligible.
Successful candidates will be placed in schools for five months, from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022