An assessment of skills development interventions in South Africa: skills development in public vocational education and training institutions: FET college sector fails to meet great expectations

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Cosser
KEYWORDS: FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET), FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET) COLLEGES, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7271
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/9039
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9039

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Abstract

In this section, we focus on the nature of skills development offered in formal public institutions. We draw from a separate project commissioned by the Department of Higher Education and Training, that is, an audit of Further Education and Training colleges. The first article highlights the current 'size and shape' of enrolments in this sector, which is expected to grow dramatically over the next decade. The second article focuses on governance and management challenges at different levels to identify policy recommendations.