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Perspectives on skills development and lessons for South Africa

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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Mncwango, Bongiwe





This presentation highlights skills planning in South Africa. It focuses on the following topics: The Current Realities; The Labour Force and Skills (2014); Sectoral Employment by sector, 2014; Contribution to GDP, 2014; Story 1: South Africa's performance in Mathematics and Science at the school level - TIMSS details: Change in math achievement between 2003 and 2015; Mathematics Performance by province, 2015; Change in provincial achievement 2003 to 2015; Influence of contextual dynamics on mathematics achievement; Story 2: Post-school Education and Training (PSET) - the Higher Education story - LMIP details: Progress from school to tertiary completion; University and TVET Completers, 2014; Progression from schools to tertiary qualifications: a helicopter view; Gender difference in university enrolments and completions, 2014; Story 3: Labour Market Outcomes details Education-Job Match: Sectors; Sectors Engineering qualifications work? Perceived important job attributes; Extent to which attributes match workers expectations; Association between education levels, and perceived work conditions; Association between education levels and extent of workplace training; and the implications for skills development.

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