Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has labelled the 3rd Human Resource Development Council Summit a success.
The summit, held at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park this week, was officially opened by Deputy President David Mabuza as the Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa.
Themed “Partnerships revitalising work and learning”, the two-day summit brought together key industry leaders, labour experts and academics to deliberate on issues including proposals to deal with youth unemployment and advance empowerment and the 4th Industrial Revolution, among others.
In her address, Minister Pandor called for greater support for Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and community colleges to ensure they become premier trade and occupational skills development institutions.
She further called for the building of a seamless relationship between the private sector and public institutions and the development of successful skills development models through international partnerships.
The summit’s recommendations sought to respond to objectives such as the need to offer practical opportunities for skills development to a very diverse range of young people and adults and supporting TVET and community colleges to become apex trade and occupational skills development institutions.
The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC), established in 2010, is a national, multi-tiered and multi-stakeholder advisory body.
It aims to build the human resource development base required to ensure a prosperous and inclusive South African society and economy. – SAnews.gov.za