SAASTA is inviting unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology graduates to apply to volunteer their services at different host institutions that are currently participating in the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) nationally. This will grant our youth an opportunity to strengthen and develop their skills, thus preparing and exposing them to the working environment.
The Primary School Science Intervention is a SAASTA-funded project devoted to promoting science in primary schools. The project is conducted nationally annually and targets grades 6 to 9 educators. Every year SAASTA identifies areas and topics that need to be addressed and decides on a theme for that academic year.
SAASTA’s Science Education Unit implements a career profiling project, which exposes learners to role models with various qualifications in science, engineering and technology (SET). The intervention provides learners with appropriate role models/mentors who, in turn, aim to entice these learners into pursuing careers in SET.
TechnoYouth is a three-day workshop aimed at underprivileged learners in grades 8 and 9 from areas in and around Gauteng. The workshop introduces them to technology in an informal, fun and friendly manner. The workshop takes place during the school holidays – four times a year.
The Undergraduate Support Programme for undergraduate students is a programme initiated by SAASTA towards increasing the SET human capital in the country.
Youth Journalism Programme
The Science and Technology Youth Journalist Programme is being implemented within district municipalities where IPRDP technologies are demonstrated. The programme is primarily aimed at young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years, residing within these communities; specifically unemployed individuals with undergraduate qualifications in science and engineering, communications, and journalism studies.
The South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) with the mandate to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering, innovation and technology in South Africa. Find out more
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