Post-school education and the labour market in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE EDITOR(S): M.Rogan
KEYWORDS: LABOUR MARKET, POST-MATRIC EDUCATION, POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10820

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Abstract

South Africa has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment and is renowned for being one of the most unequal societies in the world. In this context, training and education play critical roles in helping young people escape poverty and unemployment. Post-school Education offers insights about the way in which young people in South Africa navigate their way through a host of post-school training and education options. The topics range from access to, and labour market transitions from, vocational education, adult education, universities, and workplace-based training. The individual chapters offer up-to-date analyses, identify some of the challenges that young people face when accessing training and education and also point to gaps between education and the labour market. The contributors are all experts in their respective components but write with a holistic view of the post-school education system, using an unashamedly empirical lens. Post-school Education will be of interest to all researchers and policymakers concerned with the transformative role of further education and training in society.