Challenges to agency in workplaces and implications for VET: mechatronics artisans in the automotive sector in South Africa

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Author: Wildschut, Angelique; Kruss, Glenda

Abstract:

Vocational education and training (VET) is challenged to respond to a shifting work milieu, globally. In South Africa after apartheid, the current goal is to train more artisans to address growing inequality, high youth unemployment, critical shortages, and continued blockages to the production of quality intermediate-level skills, significant challenges within the national context. A particular concern is the need to train and retain more black and women artisans (Wildschut et al. 2015) to shift past patterns of discriminatory access and success. This makes recent critiques of a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Workforce development

Keywords: Education work relationship; Capacity building; Workplace change; Working conditions; Technological change; Skill development

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019

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Also called: Challenges to agency in workplaces and implications for vocational education and training: mechatronics artisans in the automotive sector in South Africa

Pages: pp. 139-157

Related items: TD/TNC 137.1084

ISBN: 9783319945316 (print); 9783319945323 (ebook); 9783319945330 (print and electronic bundle)

Resource type: Book chapter

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.365

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