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City’s intern graduates enter the job market Print E-mail
28 June 2013

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The City of Johannesburg’s Community Development department linked some of more than 400 young people who graduated from its Youth Career Development Programme, with potential employers.
 
As part of the youth month, the department  invited all 448 youth who have since graduated from the programme since 2008.Thanks to the success of the programme, some of these youngsters have found employment in different City’s departments and directorates such as in Administration, Sports and Recreation, Capital Projects amongst others.
 
The graduates were further linked with some of the country’s motivational and well-known personalities such as the SABC’s Weather Presenter Paul Monareng, Linda Ntuli amongst others. The graduates were motivated to look beyond getting employment, but to be multi-skilled, consider volunteerism in order to acquire more experience and to become entrepreneurs who would create many jobs for other young people.
 
“I was once an intern too,” said the SABC Weatherman Monareng to the graduates. “After my internship with Y-FM I kept on going to the station everyday volunteering my time. Well at the end of it, I didn’t get a job at Y-FM, but because of my persistence a pharmaceutical company noticed me and snatched me. Try to get motivated everyday because motivation needs to be renewed every. Go out there and be the best you could be.”
 
Linda Ntuli, a renowned motivational speaker and author told the graduates that having a positive attitude can open door for them.
“You need a positive attitude in order to have positive results. The quality of questions you ask about yourself determine where you want to be one day. Every great leader has been a great learner,” said Ntuli.
 
Community Development’s Executive Director Dudu Maseko shared with graduates how volunteerism has opened doors for her.
 “I’m standing here as a testimony to tell you that I was once where you are right now. By definition volunteering mean you are giving yourself for free and many doors can open in your life,” said Maseko.
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Last Updated on 28 June 2013