Apply for DEDAT stipend funding for the Financial Year 2024/25

(Media Release: Issued and provided by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism)

The Skills Development and Innovation Directorate currently have six different programmes that are funded by Provincial Treasury:

  • Work and Skills Programme (stipend support between 3 and 12 months)
  • Artisan Development Programme (stipend support for up to 18 months)
  • BPO Skills Development Programme (stipend support for 3-12 months)
  • Clothing and Textile Programme (stipend support for 3-12 months)
  • Technology Programme (stipend support for 3-12 months)
  • Hospitality Programme (stipend support for 3-12 months)

These Programmes facilitates experiential learning and work placement opportunities for unemployed youth in the Western Cape’s high job-yielding, priority economic sectors aligned to the department's strategy which is to improve the future employment prospects of beneficiaries, between the ages of 18 - 35 years.

This 3 to 12 month placement opportunity combines technical and soft skills training in the context of “hands-on” work experience.

Read the full press release here which outlines the criteria to be considered to participate in these programmes.