HORTICULTURE AND LIFE SKILLS COLLEGE
Established in 2003, our Green Futures Horticulture and Life Skills College provides educational training to 8-12 unemployed young adults each year. We aim to give our student candidates the skills and confidence necessary to market themselves and become employable, while at the same time contributing to the conservation and promotion of our region’s unique biodiversity.
The fully accredited (AGRISeta) course combines essential life skills like personal finance, business skills, computers, driving and health education with knowledge of environmental and conservation issues, and skills of horticulture and landscaping.
On completion of their course, the students are awarded a nationally (SETA) accredited certificate in horticulture and are assisted in work placement. Successful students can also apply for a second year of tuition in (FGASA) field guiding level 1.
Since its inception, over 118 young people have graduated, and more than 90% of graduates have found employment on completion of the course.