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Thursday, 16 February 2012

PetroSA/ Disability Unit Bursary Launch

HR staff member Lorraine Manekwana, formerly with the Disability Unit, with graduates at the 2011 spring ceremony.

The Disability Unit is partnering with PetroSA (formally known as The Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (SOC) Limited) to launch a bursary programme for deserving students.

The aim of the initiative is to place specific focus on those living with partial and severe disabilities offering them academic bursaries with a guaranteed two-year work contract once they complete their studies.

PetroSA has been a long-standing industry partner with CPUT and sees this programme as an opportunity to transform its organisation by supporting, training and employing underprivileged and disabled youth.

The discussions, which began in late 2010, will culminate in the signing of a memorandum of understanding and a formal launch in early March.

Interviews with potential recipients are currently underway with students from first year through to a BTech level.

Recipients will be selected from a range of disciplines, such as engineering, information technology and administration related courses.

By: Thando J. Moiloa

Written by CPUT News

Email: news@cput.ac.za