Economic Development "My people perish for lack knowledge"
According to the latest statistics there are 77.7 million young unemployed people in the world. The global jobless rate for young people stands at 12.6%. In South Africa (SA), the youth unemployment rate stands at 35.9%. The figures are even higher for the Eastern Cape. In 2013 more than 50% of youths between 15 and 19 and more than 40% of youths between 20 and 24 years in the Eastern Cape were unemployed. These young people need our help, so Life Connection Ministries has partnered with the local department of education to provide a facility for Further Education and Training. The Austen Hufton Training Center was constructed by LCM specifically for the Further Education and Training (FET). Today many of the young people in the area have the ability to attend the FET College as post high school education. FET courses are vocational or occupational by nature meaning that the students receive education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities.