Buchler M., (2012) Review of research on skills development and qualifications structures.

Author(s):  Buchler M.
Publication year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This paper seeks to explore the relationship between skills development, qualifications and the qualification structure in South Africa. This focus can be located in concerns that there appears to be a disjuncture between the development of knowledge, skills and competencies (supply-side education issues) and the labour market (demand-side), despite a highly sophisticated skills
development strategy. Economic policy documents stress the need to expand economic growth in a context, on the one hand, of an inadequate supply of intermediate and high level skills in key sectors, and increasing pressures for poverty eradication (including the reduction of growing youth unemployment) and improved service delivery to communities by the state on the other hand.

Type(s):  Paper