Roadmap for the implementation of a skills planning unit

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Powell, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10858

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Abstract

A key area for policy in South Africa is how to develop a strong foundation of labour market information and to provide the type of intelligence and signals that can help government, stakeholders, education and training providers, and students to make more informed decisions about how resources are invested in skills development, education and training. In order to address this need, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) initiated a four-year Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) project, with research to be conducted by a consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The project investigates labour market and skill issues with a view to producing recommendations on how education and training institutions could respond to signals from the labour market, with the goal being to develop a credible skills planning mechanism for South Africa.