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Apprenticeship and Artisan Development Strategy 2030 in Place

July 27, 2022

Department of Higher Education and Training

The National Apprenticeship and Artisan Development Strategy 2030 is in place.

The higher education and training department published the Strategy in Government Gazette 47061 in terms of the Skills Development Act.

According to the higher education, science and innovation minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, the Strategy is founded on the policy direction of the National Development Plan, the White Paper on Post School Education and Training and the National Skills Development Plan.

The minister added that the key focus of the Strategy is the rejuvenation of the apprenticeship system in South Africa via implementation of the Apprenticeship of the 21st Century.

The Strategy focuses on, inter alia, apprenticeship and artisan development system role players; the new 7 steps to becoming an artisan; artisan recognition of prior learning; trade testing; certification; quality assurance; skills development providers and TVET colleges; the lead and host employer concept in A21; national apprenticeship and artisan development advisory board; and state owned companies contribution to apprenticeship and artisan training.