SSCs achieve these aims by contributing to the development of National Occupational Standards, the design and approval of Apprenticeship frameworks, brokering Sector Skills Agreements and creating Sector Qualification Strategies. There are currently twenty-five SSCs, covering about 85 per cent of the British workforce. SSCs are licensed by the Government through the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).
Recommended reading for all higher education practitioners, this book examines the development of post-apartheid policies in higher education and training and science and technology. The author explores the massification, democratisation and commercialisation of higher education world-wide and considers the influence of the 'Mode Two' knowledge debate on South African tertiary institutions.
Following a large-scale study of skill demands, this survey presents the results of five economic clusters in South Africa. Covering all vital elements, this report provides an overview of the high-tech sector, the resource-based sector, the labor-intensive sector, the services sector, and public infrastructure. Drawing on the skills of scholars and expert consultants throughout South Africa, these findings point to highly differentiated socioeconomic conditions and divergent prospects for future growth in each area.