An assessment of skills development interventions in South Africa: work-based skills upgrading in firms in the public and private sectors

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Pillay, A.Juan, T.Twalo
KEYWORDS: PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7263

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Abstract

In this section, we consider the challenges of skills upgrading at firm level, both public and private sector. Pundy Pillay, Andrea Juan and Thembinkosi Twalo present new data to show the scale and nature of investment in training in the public sector. Bongiwe Mncwango, Xolani Ngazimbi and Thembinkosi Twalo show the importance of a standardised system of SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) indicators to allow for better planning for skills development in firms, particularly small enterprises and cooperatives.