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Community Education and Training in South Africa

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Adult learning systems play a crucial role in helping people adapt to the changing world of work and develop relevant skills. Community Education and Training has been brought forward as a possible way to foster adult learning in South Africa, especially among disadvantaged groups. South Africa has a relatively large group of adults who have low levels of education and skills, and limited opportunities for skills development. This report looks at the potential role that Community Education and Training could play in South Africa, how the system should be financed, how to align the training offer with community needs, and how to ensure high-quality provision. The report provides international good practise examples and suggests actions that South African stakeholders might consider to develop the Community Education and Training system.

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Financing Community Education and Training

The improvement and further development of South Africa’s community education and training system will require considerable investment. This investment is needed to further improve current provision, but also to pilot and roll out new training programmes and services. This chapter looks at possible sources of funding for the community education and training system, and highlights the priority funding areas for which these resources should be mobilised.

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