We have been supporting FXB since 2009. Following a six-month pilot in early 2013, the Trafigura Foundation has committed to helping FXB launch a new vocational training programme in Soweto and Alexandra.
FXB International began a pilot vocational training programme in February 2013 targeting 18 to 20 year olds from Johannesburg’s Soweto and Alexandra townships.
Over the next three years, with our support, they hope to train and empower 90 young people, so that when they graduate from the programme they will have developed the skills and tools to be employable and/or self-sufficient and able to set up their own SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), peer educators and advocates in the FXB Programmes and in their communities.
Each student will be provided with a package of theoretical (25%) and practical (75%) skills through compulsory courses in Further Education & Training Colleges (FET) and vocational on-site training with selected businesses.
Thirty students will benefit from this programme every year and they will be offered everything from career guidance to computer literacy and business skills before they are placed within their relevant skills centers. During the last quarter of the programme, graduates will be given places in internships.