Learnerships and apprenticeships: key mechanisms for skills development and capability building in South Africa

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In post-apartheid South Africa, skills development policy, learnerships and apprenticeships are key policy mechanisms intended to enhance employability in an inclusive manner, to equip unemployed young school leavers with skills, and to upgrade the capabilities of those already employed. This policy brief focuses on the positive performance and potential of the learnership and apprenticeship systems, based on a large-scale longitudinal study covering the period of the National Skills Development Strategy II (NSDS II) – 2005 to 2010. Using a pathways approach, the research yielded...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Employment; Research; Pathways; Vocational education and training; Governance; Participation

Keywords: Skill development; Longitudinal study; Employability; Skill needs; Education and training system; Transition from education and training to employment; Unemployed

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council, 2014

Physical description: 8 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 117.636

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