Afrique du Sud
The report focuses on the clothing and textiles and e-commerce sectors (online retail, banking, and insurance), which were identified as sectors that have either been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or are experiencing a spike in demand for specific occupations and top-up skills. Acknowledging the devastating impact
the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth and women, rapid assessment put a special focus on the training, reskilling, and upskilling, since they are vulnerable to labour market downturns. The report is concise, short, and to-the-point, and provides a clear analysis and recommends prioritization of actions for rapid implementation,
a move from the normal by delivering skills development differently in response to the current labour market needs, and repurposing existing programmes. The recommendations are concrete but aimed at making a big difference at a minimal cost.
The report was developed through a partnership between the ILO Skills & Employability Branch and the ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa.
The Department for Higher Education and Training (DHET) of South Africa will be hosting the 2022 regional event with a dialogue on Career Management Frameworks for Lifelong Learning. The event will focus on career management frameworks from an international and national perspective, together with practical implications going forward.
Link to Zoom Session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82250154289?pwd=VXZLeTFTUiswUjdVTmVZVWcrUmZiUT09Time: 09.00 - 12.30 (GMT+2)