Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) aims to promote quality education, training and skills development in the province.
strives to build relevant skills and talent base for a dynamic and
growing Gauteng economy. This is achieved through the facilitation and
provision of training and development interventions. It also offers
management and leadership development skills to improve performance of
public sector employees and to achieve the socio-economic imperatives of
Gauteng. Through GCRA, the province nurtures talent and skills within
various sectors and realise a transformative agenda on skills
Benefiting from the GCRA empowerment are the Gauteng
youth, business sector and the Gauteng government employees. For the
youth, bursaries are offered to pursue higher education studies in
scarce and critical skills at one of SA's public Higher Education
Institutions. The bursaries are targeting Grade 12's from no fee paying
schools within Gauteng and covers amongst others, tuition fees, books
accommodation and meals. This year the GCRA awarded 2743 bursaries worth
R180 000 000.
In an effort to facilitate and ensure the
implementation of GPG transversal programmes, GCRA also offers
learnerships and internships to young graduates. Students who receive
bursaries are legible for internship opportunities within the Gauteng
Provincial Government (GPG) and other strategic partners within the
province. Internships have been adopted as part of the social
responsibility initiatives by GCRA to address the skills gaps that exist
To identify participants for youth development programmes,
the GCRA has developed an Unemployment Database. It has a pool of
skilled and semi-skilled youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who are
unemployed and are not currently studying at any learning institution.
opportunities from GCRA are available from various GPG departments,
municipalities, government agencies and the private sectors. Interviews
are used as criteria to select best candidates.
information you can visit GCRA offices at 17 Diagonal Street, 5th Floor,
Marshalltown, and Johannesburg. Website: gcracademy.gpg.gov.za or call:
+27 11 556 9000.