Graduate Unemployment in the Context of Skills Shortages, Education and Training: Findings from a Firm Survey

DPRU Working Paper No. 06/115

48 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2007

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Kalie Pauw

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit

H. Bhorat

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit

Sumayya Goga

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit

Liberty Mncube

University of Cape Town

Morne Oosthuizen

University of Cape Town

Carlene van der Westhuizen

University of Cape Town

Date Written: November 2006

Abstract

The paper reflects on the findings from a firm survey conducted among twenty of South Africa's largest firms across a range of sectors. The survey formed part of research conducted by the Development Policy Research Unit on graduate unemployment in South Africa. The firm interviews traversed a range of issues relating, for example, to the schooling and higher education system, the learnership programme and National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and the nature of skills shortages and the skills deficit. In turn, a number of detailed long- and short-run policy suggestions emanated from the interviews and background research.

Keywords: graduate unemployment, schooling and higher education system

Suggested Citation

Pauw, Kalie and Bhorat, Haroon I. and Goga, Sumayya and Mncube, Liberty and Oosthuizen, Morne and van der Westhuizen, Carlene, Graduate Unemployment in the Context of Skills Shortages, Education and Training: Findings from a Firm Survey (November 2006). DPRU Working Paper No. 06/115 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=961353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.961353

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