Impact Assessment of National Skills Development Strategy II: developing skills and capabilities through the learnership and apprenticeship pathway systems: synthesis report: assessing the impact of learnerships and apprenticeships under NSDSII

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, A.Wildschut, D.Janse van Rensburg, M.Visser, G.Haupt, J.Roodt
KEYWORDS: APPRENTICESHIPS, DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT, LEARNERSHIP ACADEMY MODEL, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS SHORTAGE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7027

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Abstract

At the end of the five-year period of the National Skills Development Strategy II (2005 to 2010), the Department of Labour (DoL) sought to assess the impact of its mechanisms to promote the goals of skills development in South Africa. The DoL commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct a suite of research projects to evaluate the impact of key skills development programmes. The overall objective of the research project on which we report in this synthesis report was to measure the impact of the learnership and apprenticeship systems as they support employed and unemployed learners in the acquisition of skills to enter employment.