FRANCO is now in its 12th year of operations to help those in our area( Franschhoek and its surrounds) in need of many things, which also includes vocational training. This means helping them become qualified in an activity that will enable them to find employment. Boland College, one of quite a few training institutions, offer this type of training. The three branches located closest to us are in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.
FRANCO began this type of help by offering interest free loans to suitably qualified young people, but we have done away with the loan system because it simply did not work as very few of the recipients had the means to repay these. So what we do now is give an applicant approximately 75% of the course fees and let them find the small balance. At the moment FRANCO has nineteen people enrolled in courses as diverse as old age home care to police college training to farm management to beauty therapy.
We are encouraging young people to apply at the FRANCO office at the Lords’s Acre in Groendal, and we are asking you to spread this message amongst your employees and encourage their sons and daughters to make application in good time for the start of semesters next January. They should report, in person, to the FRANCO office at the Lord’s Acre and speak to Melisa, the FRANCO secretary and Manager, for further details.
It is a first come-first served basis and the remaining slots available are filling up- please encourage them to take action now.
9 Domaine des Anges
T: 021 876 2786