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2018 Challenges to agency in workplaces and implication for VET: mechatronics artisans in the automotive sector

The argument is built through reflecting on the case of intermediate-level skilling in the mechatronics function area in the automotive sect...

2017 The role of the private sector in vocational and educational training: developments and success factors in selected countries

This Policy Paper analyses the vocational education and training (VET) system in four selected countries ??? namely India, the Republic of K...

2016 Responsiveness and employability: an argument for building interactive capabilities in technical vocational education and training colleges in South Africa

Public vocational education and training (VET) institutions have long been enjoined to be more responsive to industry needs. However, this p...

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2015 HIV/AIDS awareness levels of TVET students

South Africa's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector comprises 50 colleges with a joint enrolment of some 658 000 st...