Towards mutual TVET partnerships with South Africa

Publication date: May 15, 2017 08:25 AM

On 4 May 2017, Nuffic Neso South Africa organised a closure meeting for 2 NICHE projects at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria and a working dinner to discuss future plans. During the meeting, facilitated by CINOP, representatives of the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) and of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges shared their reflections on the projects and on the TVET sector in South Africa.

TVET key in tackling skills shortage

TVET plays a fundamental role in tackling skills shortage in South Africa and the government has been investing in the TVET sector since the early 2000s.

The Netherlands has been supporting these efforts through 2 NICHE projects, on a Business Management System (BMS) and a Lecturer Support System(LSS). The projects have helped build a stronger, more equal TVET foundation, with 35 of the 50 TVET colleges in South Africa now using the BMS/LSS systems.

Best practice TVET systems BMS and LSS for colleges in South Africa(1.2 MB)

Participants TVET meeting South Africa

Shift towards mutual partnerships

The achievements, lessons learned and feedback on these two projects collected during the meeting provided valuable input for further actions and the future role of the Dutch education sector in strengthening TVET in South Africa, including a shift from a more traditional donor role towards mutual partnerships.

About Nuffic Neso South Africa

In 2015, Nuffic established a Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Pretoria, which facilitates a more flexible and responsive approach to local and regional education development needs.

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