An assessment of skills development interventions in South Africa: skills development through structured qualifications: learnerships and apprenticeships: the trade test - a constraint on artisan skilling?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Roodt, A.Wildschut
KEYWORDS: APPRENTICESHIPS, ARTISAN, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE TEST, TRAINING
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7269

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Abstract

The shortage of artisanal skills in South Africa is alarming. Amidst inconsistencies in ascertaining the scale of demand, it is generally accepted that the country needs to drastically improve its production of artisans. But there is great concern over the quality of training and the match between training and assessment, particularly in key industries JOAN ROODT and ANGELIQUE WILDSCHUT report.