Transforming the TVET college system to ensure that students are equipped with industry-relevant skills and that lectures have the tools needed to engage with course work in a practical and up to date manner has been at the forefront of High Gear’s objective.
Achieving this requires various stakeholders to partner together and address some of the constraints faced in the TVET system.
NAACAM with the International Youth Foundation and with support from the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and donors including the UNDP through the Japan – The Government of Japan, have co-designed Yakhifuture HighGearSA’s new career experience platform for TVET students.
During the UNDP Automotive Training and Re-Skilling in the Post-COVID Economic Recovery for Vulnerable Youth and Women in South Africa project launch, the Coastal KZN TVET College students and delegates were given the opportunity to browse through the Yakh’iFuture platform and learn more about the platform at the Yakh’iFuture stand.
It was an honour for the Yakh’iFuture team to take Dr Blade Nzimande, the Hon. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of South Africa through the Yakh’iFuture platform and showcase the various career and skills development offerings offered on the platform.
Addressing the delegates at the UNDP project launch, Dr Blade Nzimande emphasised that the TVET system can only be transformed, and students can only be upskilled with the necessary skills and work experience through partnerships between the private sector, government, TVET colleges and developmental agency. NAACAM is proud of its partnerships in co-designing Yakh’iFuture and ensuring that the automotive component manufacturing sector has a pipeline of well-skilled TVET graduates.
Find out more about the various skills and career development activities on the Yakh’iFuture platform by following this link: www.yakhifuture.org.za.
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