‘Matrics are under-skilled’

2011-10-31 00:00

A LARGE percentage of South Africa’s matriculants don’t have the necessary skills required to obtain jobs.

Many have diplomas and degrees, yet they are under-skilled and do not qualify to enter the job market.

This was highlighted at a gala dinner hosted by Esayidi FET College and the Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) at Kapenta Bay Hotel in Port Shepstone on Thursday.

Seta was established under the Skills Development Act in April 2000 and is responsible for identifying that adequate and appropriate skills are readily available.

College rector Sipho Nzimande explained the importance of working with Seta and to find common ground between Seta and its entities through Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.

People from various non-profit organisations, youth groups, municipalities, businesses and Seta attended the dinner.

Nzimande told the guests, “Everyone that is here tonight from different sectors in the community plays a vital role in the lives of youth on the South Coast.”

Guests welcomed and supported the college’s initiative in creating awareness about Seta and the services it offers.

Esayidi boasts a high standard of tuition and training in adult basic education and training, as well as tourism, business studies, hospitality and catering services.

The college also offers courses in agriculture, bricklaying, registering and running co-operatives, healthcare, motor vehicle repairs, refrigeration maintenance, upholstery and arts and crafts.

• witness@feveronline.co.za


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