Responding to shifting demand for skills: how do we get firms and post-school education and training organisations to work together?

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, I.Petersen, S.McGrath, M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET), POST-MATRIC EDUCATION, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITIES
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9140

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Abstract

Firms in South Africa are challenged to upgrade their technology and to innovate so that they can become more productive and competitive in a global and national economy. At the same time, they are challenged to create more jobs for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of high unemployment and growing inequality. This means that the nature of the education, training and skills required is changing rapidly, challenging post-school education and training (PSET) organisations to be more flexible, adaptable and responsive.