Sector reports - Further education and skills: South Africa 2015

Sector reports - Further education and skills: South Africa 2015
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Publication Date:

October, 2015

Number of pages:

22

Type:

Downloadable PDF

Document ID:
PROD56711
Sector reports - Further education and skills: South Africa 2015
Sector reports - Further education and skills: South Africa 2015
Sector reports - Further education and skills: South Africa 2015

South Africa’s peaceful political transition has been reported as one of the most remarkable political feats of the past century. Despite notable accomplishments, the country still struggles with apartheid-era imbalances in decent housing, education, and health care. A strong and effective TVET system can provide access to high-quality technical vocational education, addressing challenges such as chronic unemployment, inequality and poverty. However, South Africa’s system features overlapping and competing courses, and qualifications, and inadequately developed curriculums which are not responsive to current labour market needs. Moving forward, the government is committed to addressing the low technical vocational competence and productivity of its workforce with skills training and development.

With the impact of globalisation and the information revolution, workers and employees need to have the necessary skills which will help them adapt to ongoing changes, while supporting a growing economy. For South Africa it has become essential to increase the work opportunities available to its youth, and provide the necessary skill development support enabling this demographic to take an active role in shaping the country’s future. This report explores further education and skills development in South Africa, and considers some of the limitations and opportunities for international training providers, suppliers and educators.

‘Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has emerged as one of the most effective human resource development strategies that African countries need to embrace in order to train and modernise their technical workforce for rapid industrialisation and national development.’

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