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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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The urgency of lifelong learning in South Africa

This chapter provides some key background information on the South African labour market, as well as the skills and education outcomes of adults. It focusses specifically on participation in post-school education and training and training opportunities provided by employers. This information contributes to a better understanding of the training needs among South African adults, and the role that a community education and training system could potentially play.

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