South Africa enrolls over 1000 learners to the Correctional Services Learnership Programme

South Africa enrolls over 1000 learners to the Correctional Services Learnership Programme. Photo : Facebook

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The South African Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services is set to enroll a thousand newly recruited learners to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Learnership Programme, African Daily Voice has learnt.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, on behalf of Minister, Advocate Michael Masutha, the Corrections Services Learnership is critical to the capacitation of correctional centres, as it provides the pool for the filling of entry level vacancies.

“Over the next two years (2019-2021), the programme will result in the employment of 2,064 officials, which will bolster the smooth running of the department, as DCS is continuously losing experienced officials and this has resulted in a serious shortage of staff,” reads the statement.

“After successful completion of the one-year training programme in different aspects of corrections, the learners will be armed with skills that will open up employment opportunities for them in the Department. In the medium-term, the DCS Learnership Programme will also contribute to alleviation of unemployment among graduates in South Africa. In the long-term, it will assist in the professionalization of the Department and lay the foundation for a more adequately equipped leadership for the future.”

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