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Motor Research Project: Employment and educational and skills audit of the merSETA Motor Chamber (second report)

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University of Pretoria, Business Enterprises; Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (MerSETA)


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his is the second interim report of the Employment and Educational and Skills Audit research project of the merSETA Motor Chamber. The first report focused on the impact study and this report is a logical continuation of the first report. Since merSETA believes that research should aim to answer a research question (or questions), the research questions of the entire- project can be summarized as follows: Does the Motor sector have sufficient skills for future requirements? If not, what appropriate action should be taken? Is longer term planning included in the current strategy? What are the longer-term challenges (and opportunities) to be addressed? Does current learning material include key future requirements that emerged from the drivers of change research? If not, how will the future skills supply shortcomings be addressed? This report is in essence of a conclusive nature and not merely a discussion and reopening of the SSP. Some information contained in the SSP was found to be relevant and valuable. Since the final report must contain a strategy, the following two key questions need to be answered: What is the skills demand towards the year 2020? To what extent are these skills supplied for the industry?

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