Artisan Ecosystem Building

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are the lead national partners of High Gear, an initiative managed by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) that is seeking to advance South Africa’s public TVET college system. Ultimately, High Gear aims to demonstrate a model for greater industry involvement in both TVET course design and delivery that generates enthusiasm from TVET educators and industry, while also generating positive returns for young people and employers.

NAACAM and the IYF recently contributed to BluLever Education’s Insight Series article on Ecosystem building. In order for ecosystems to be ready for change, there needs to be co-ordination, direction, significant opportunity, pressure and demand for change. Read more about how High Gear supports the development of a holistic artisan ecosystem. Read more: Artisan 4.0 Insight Series Ecosystem