The Higher Education Department is committed to playing its role to reducing unemployment in South Africa and has announced it will provide millions in funding for community colleges to upskill adults in the country.
While obtaining a tertiary education qualification increases your chances of finding a job in South Africa, it does not guarantee you will find employment. The government has committed to placing unemployed graduates.
The Higher Education Department has aligned its goals to that of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) which aims to reduce poverty, iniquity and unemployment by 2030. Here's how the department will look to contribute to these goals through its plans to support Community Education & Training (CET) colleges.
More than 66% of South Africans between the ages of 15-years-old and 24-years-old are unemployed.
Many people in South Africa do not have Matric, which is due to various reasons that are often out of their control so they are always looking for alternatives. People are always looking to further their education and one way to do this is through TVET Colleges.This poses the question, 'Can you do TVET College courses without a matric?'.
As matriculants await National Senior Certificate results, its important that they know the options that they have post matric.
The Department of Higher Education and Training has mentioned that our country is in need of certain skills, and there is a massive shortage of artisans in South Africa.
You might be considering to go to a TVET college for you vocational certificate, please read for further details.
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