Thousands of learners throughout South Africa are currently sitting for their final exams with a burning question on their minds. What’s next after receiving my results at the beginning of next year? Adding to the uncertainty is the daunting statistic stating that half the school leavers do not have the basic skills to get a job in any sector.
I have observed with so much concern how young people who have just passed grade 12 do not have a clue which courses to pursue in their mission to further their studies.
In this day in age, it is extremely important to establish which degrees are not a waste of money and time. Innumerable unskilled graduates are currently frustrated, sitting at home with no employment and struggling to fend for themselves despite having completed their university studies.
It’s disheartening to think that countless graduates may end up being just adding the percentage of unemployment stats in the country just because they are unskillful, henceforth unemployable.
On the other hand, there are actually jobs out there one just needs to know where they are, how to look for them and how to obtain skills for them and skills development is the key element in securing those jobs in this age.
In a transforming South Africa, recognized education is good to have but these days experience counts as much too. Skilled labour education is the answer that the country needs at present. Being a good worker is about more than just good academics and work experience but how you approach your job will make a big difference to your career and skills development plays a key role in this regard.
With the 21 SETAs aiming to develop skills through practical workplace experience, possibilities have become limitless especially for the youth.
Fundamentally, there is a SETA for every sector of the economy, centered on enhancing the skills sets and capabilities required in that specific area through applied workplace training.
Here’s why skills development has a positive impact on every level of society.
- Individuals get access to better opportunities through employment.
Skills development utilizes a hands-on method of teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for employees to perform a specific job within the workplace.
- Businesses grow and develop
With the right skills in the workforce, firms can be more productive and competitive and the economy can grow faster, creating more and better jobs.
- The economy gets stronger with a more powerful workforce.
A rapidly changing global economy increasingly requires workers to develop problem-solving, leadership, and technical skills. Learners are provided with develop skills and maintain them makes economic sense.
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