We’re entering the fourth industrial revolution, which isn’t a bad thing. But it does mean we need to take action.
Training providers and employers aren't adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
The VET sector is struggling to keep up with the rapid changes in industry.
In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here's what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.
Group project experience doesn’t automatically translate to competence at collaboration.
From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
Scientists work with a nanosatellite at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
South Africa's universities are doing well on technology transfer. But the rest of the continent is lagging behind.
The government's ambitious plans for T-levels might struggle to get off the ground given that further education colleges are already short of 20,000 staff.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
The prospect of a post-Brexit talent exodus and the ongoing productivity puzzle underline the urgency of developing homegrown talent.
How much is success down to skill or just a lucky break?
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?
A still from the documentary film ‘Like a Wolf’ about a young kid from an unprivileged background trying to make it in higher education.
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To what degree do pupils belong to or in a school?
If young people are equipped with the right skills in school, entrepreneurship becomes a viable career option.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
Increasing the amount of skills on a board from 10 to 13 reduces firm performance by about 2.4%, research finds.
If there are more directors with common skills on boards, then they are more likely to communicate effectively.
Demand is growing for aged care workers in regional areas and so policymakers should be focused on this rather than manufacturing jobs.
Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.
Worries about the loss of low-skilled labour risk obscuring a genuine flaw in the UK economy at the upper end of the scale.
South Africa has the ability to meet national food requirements but for this to happen serious reforms in its agriculture sector are needed.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Canadian companies say there’s a shortage of skilled workers, but are they investing in training?
Canadian firms say there's a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they're not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
Turns out learning a musical instrument really could benefit your child, in more ways than you might think.
A significant number of young South Africans struggle to find jobs.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
Turns out children don't necessarily become smarter just because they have learned how to play the piano or sing in a choir.
It could be you.