Synthetic analysis on the skills development and economic responsiveness role of education and training institutions in South Africa: towards an integrated public-private partnership strategy for skills development in the TVET college system

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South Africa, like other emerging economies struggling with high unemployment, poverty, inequality and slow economic growth, is characterized by a disconnect between unfilled job vacancies, especially at the semi-skilled and skilled levels, and a very large proportion of young people between the ages of 18-24 who are not in any form of employment, education or training. Despite an increase in those who manage to access education and training institutions, drop-out rates are high, throughput rates are low, and not all those who graduate develop the right skills needed by employers. There...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Youth; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Employability; Skill development; Partnership in education and training; Education and training system; Unemployment; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2017

Physical description: vii, 57 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Glenda Kruss, Il-haam Petersen, Samuel Fongwa, Azinga Tele, Jennifer Rust

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.405

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