An assessment of skills development interventions in South Africa: work-based skills upgrading in firms in the public and private sectors: skills planning dead in the water without data

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Mncwango, X.Ngazimbi, T.Twalo
KEYWORDS: PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/march-2012/skills-planning-dead
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7264
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3414
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3414

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Abstract

'Improving skills planning' is the very last sub-section of the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training, released for public comment in January 2012. The state of data management in parts of the post-school sector suggests it should have been the first. To illustrate the point, BONGIWE MNCWANGO, XOLANI NGAZIMBI and THEMBINKOSI TWALO drew on a recently completed study of training in the private sector.