Understanding the size of the problem: the National Skills Development Strategy and enterprise training in South Africa

SOURCE: Shifting understandings of skills in South Africa: overcoming the historical imprint of a low skills regime
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Badroodien
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.McGrath, A.Badroodien, A.Kraak, L.Unwin
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR (ETD), ENTERPRISE TRAINING, HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2040
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2542

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Abstract

This chapter will explore the extent to which the ambitious goals of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), are being realised. It does so by examining the findings and trends of six research studies or surveys conducted between 1999-2002, which have tried to capture volumes of training (of different sorts) in the private sector. The chapter also suggests key indicators that characterise enterprise training in the country, indicators that will ultimately determine the success of the NSDS.