Makuwa Lerato Masetswane is one of many young people have joined South Africa's workforce with the help of the Youth Employment Service (YES).
The business driven initiative has pioneered a partnership with government and labour to collectively tackle unemployment.
Masetswane matriculated in 2011 when she went on to pursue her studies in mechanical engineering and landed a learnership.
I was busy with a learnship for welding...I was doing welding but actually I did diesel mechanics at college.— Makuwa Lerato Masetswane
She details some of the projects she has been involved in since joining the YES programme and encourages others to join.
I joined the YES programme because I have one year experience for wellbeing.— Makuwa Lerato Masetswane,
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