The AIDC Eastern Cape has signed an agreement to implement a High Gear project that marks a significant turning point in the value of TVET engineering courses within Africa’s automotive manufacturing hub – The Eastern Cape.
The intervention will place mechanical and electrical engineering TVET students at host companies for work-integrated learning during their studies and have industry experts provide guest lectures to TVET students, ultimately equipping graduates with the experience that is likely to boost their employment prospects and value-add to businesses in the province.
High Gear Programme Director, Colin Hagans, said:” The genesis of this partnership goes back to meetings starting in 2019! From the beginning, our institutions have had an aligned vision of creating a more reliable skills pipeline that serves both young people and automotive manufacturing in the province.”
High Gear is an initiative managed by International Youth Foundation (IYF) in partnership with NAACAM and the Department of Higher Education and Training and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The UK Government’s Skills for Prosperity programme is funding High Gear implementation in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
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