What Is Skills Development? And Who Benefits?

What is skills development? And what does it mean for South Africans with disabilities?

Skills Development Act

The Act seeks to empower South Africans with skills to cope within a workforce. the Act seeks to ensure that employees have equal opportunities and skill acquisition, as well as:

  • Create space for new entrants to the labor market to gain job skills
  • Introduce transformative tools through training and education
  • Address unfair discriminatory practices against people with disabilities and previously disadvantaged.
  • Put emphasis on provisions and regulations of employment services

What is skills development? We have clarified the Acts, strategies, and goals. But what is skills development?

For our country to gain high levels of economic growth and address the social challenges of poverty and inequality. We must work together to invest in education and training to be able to create a skilled and capable workforce inclusive of people with disabilities.

Skills development is the intended output of education and training efforts and it should be a catalyst of growth.

Africa is the least economically developed countries in the world. Not being able to have access to higher education and training is one major reason we cannot fight poverty. Without skills developement and training, people with disabilities cannot get better paying jobs and hence fall back into a system that cannot provide.

Technical and Vocational and Educational training as a priority. By allocating funds to colleges and other skills developement programmes there is a chance that people with disabilities can gain what they deserve – education and opportunities.

Through training and skills development, such as;

  • Learnerships
  • Artisan courses
  • Short courses
  • Workplace training

We can help people escape the grips of poverty and discrimination, giving South Africa a skilled and capable workforce and thus strengthening the economy.

For more information about training that we offer, please contact Elsie Botha on 011 763 3366 or elsie@action4.org.za and Stephen Bergers on 011 763 2429 or stephen@action4.org.za