PRESIDENTIAL
YOUTH
EMPLOYMENT
INITIATIVE

Welcome to the PYEI Page!

Last year the DBE recruited over 300 000 young people across South Africa as education assistants or general assistants. The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) Phase 1 programme not only provided jobs to the youth of South Africa but, also training that has geared them up for a brighter future!

The DBE has launched Phase 4 and is seeking to recruit more education assistants to support teaching and learning in the classroom, and general school assistants to provide Psychosocial Support, Handyman support with infrastructure maintenance and Learner Support Agents to assist with extracurricular activities.

To get you started, we’ve compiled comprehensive training materials to assist and guide you through this new phase in your schools.

Training

Upskill for the future: Start your PYEI training

These online training programmes are all free of charge and can be completed at your own pace. See below for more about each training and how to access them:

DBE-E³ compulsory Training (data-free on mobile devices):

  • PYEI Orientation
  • Curriculum Training
  • Reading Champions

We’re sorry! The PYEI online training courses are offline until further notice. Still looking to learn? Why not have a look at our other courses on offer?

Additional compulsory Training:

  • Digify Africa/Kitso Learning Bot Online Safety training: WhatsApp “Hi” to +27 76 593 718 to access
  • NEMISA Digital Literacy training: Please note that clicking on this link will take you to an external website (you will be leaving TeacherConnectlearn where data rates may apply
  • National School Safety Framework training:  
    Please note that clicking on this link will take you to an external website (you will be leaving TeacherConnectlearn where data rates may apply)
  • Fundza Literacy Trust – Running teen reading clubs (please note that this training is data-free). Create a profile by clicking here and then take the training (it should take you about 2-3 hours to complete).

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