ICT skills at the intermediate level in South Africa: insights into private provision and labour market demand

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Akoojee, F.Arends, J.Roodt
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, LABOUR MARKET, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS PROFILE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2208&cat=1&page=1
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4801

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Abstract

Both the government and the private sector have recognised the invaluable role that information and communication technology (ICT) plays in responding to national socio-economic imperatives. The importance of ICT skills to the economic, social and political trajectory in a globalised context cannot therefore be over-emphasised. The potential of, and limitations to, intermediate-level ICT skills in so far as they contribute to South Africa's human resource capacity is considered essential to the current form and future trajectory of the country's development. This research monograph examines the supply of, and demand for, intermediate-level ICT skills in South Africa through a study of selected training providers, giving insight into key elements of demand. People interested in current developments in the ICT training field, as well as legislators and regulators of the industry, will find this research monograph essential reading.