Leveraging 4IR for VET in South Africa

Innovation Labs

  • Innovation Labs

    In the spirit of unconferencing, participants were invited to shape the future discourse on VET in South Africa by pitching ideas for discussion which could result in the development of trial public-private collaborative interventions, some of which could be further refined and taken forward as recommendations to the HRDC Skills Summit process planned for May 2020 ...
  • Establishing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to enhance VET

    a. Lab Host(s): William Mogale (AIDC) and Isabella Hlabangu (AHK) b. Participants: 10 participants from government, private and international development and technical cooperation agencies c. Challenges highlighted: Several PPP’s are not effective in enhancing VET and much of this can be linked to the following factors: No unified public sector ...
  • Centre of Excellence/Incubation Hub

    a.    Lab Host(s) David Setlhake (FESTO) and Nalinee Soobramoney (Dual System Pilot Project (DSPP) - DHET) b.    Participants: 12 participants from government, private and international development and technical cooperation agencies c.    Challenges highlighted: •    There is no central repository / centre where information on youth skills demands and employment can be sourced, e ...
  • Teaching apprentices’ courses on 4IR:

    Host(s) Ekurhuleni East College (EEC) Electrician apprentices: Katherin Ntsima and Joyce Motlabane Participants: 5 including participation by FESTO and Tshimolongo Makerspace representatives Challenges highlighted: Lecturers are not exposed to workplaces and thus they are not aware of the latest ...
  • Scaling up entrepreneurial (self-employment) capabilities:

    Host(s) Akosua Koranteng (Allan Gray Foundation), Steve Grey (Makerspace Durban) and Jade Gouveia (EWC apprentice) Participants: 17 including participation by 10 apprentices, TVET College representatives, civil society organisations, foundations and industry representatives Challenges highlighted: •   ...
  • Lecturer Capacity Building:

    Host(s) – Edwin Madisha (SASOL Foundation) Participants: 13 including participation by TVET College lectures, SSACI, FOSH, SASOL Foundation, IOPSA, Blue Lever, Naledi 3D Challenges highlighted: Need for a more structural, systemic approach for the capacity building of lecturers already in service Lectures ...
  • Improving apprentice work integrated learning (work exposure)

    Host(s) – Stephen Theron Participants: 6 including participation by DHET, Integration and Gogro Consultant Challenges highlighted: Irregular attendance of workplace training by apprentice No monitoring system to track attendance Potential Solutions: Use of QR codes to scan ...
  • Conclusion

    The Innovation Lab presented a good opportunity for all participants to bring VET issues pertinent to them to the fore for broader reflection and discussion, presenting an opportunity for joint solution seeking. Some of the suggested activities are more relevant to transfer to the HRDC Skill Summit process in May 2020 than others ...
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