JOBS, training and community initiatives. Interested residents of Nelson Mandela Bay who attended a stakeholders' session at the PE Opera House last night learnt more about these and other projects and initiatives at Coega.
It was the last session of the stakeholder roadshow in Nelson Mandela Bay presented by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC).
Communications officer Similindele Manqina said the reason the CDC had embarked on the roadshow was to involve the community, introduce them to opportunities and be transparent in its business dealings.
The stakeholder session informed residents about the benefits offered by the CDC such as jobs and training opportunities, and corporate social investment initiatives (CSI).
Some of the CSI initiatives which were highlighted last night included the driver training programme as well as data capturers from previously disadvantaged areas who are employed at the CDC.
The driver training programme is offered to unemployed people across the province.
Stakeholders were introduced to a database where job seekers can register for employment in the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).
A total of 120 students are enrolled in the Coega internship programme, while the CDC is also involved in apprenticeships and various other skills development programmes.