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Task Team on 4IR in Tertiary Education Set Up

June 11, 2019

Department of Higher Education and Training

11 June 2019

The Ministerial Task Team on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (41R) in Post-School Education and Training (PSET) has been set up.

The higher education and training department announced the establishment of the Task Team in Government Gazette 42518.

According to the notice, the Task Team is mandated to advise on how the PSET system should take up opportunities presented by the 41R and prepare a report on how the department should respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by the 4IR.

Objectives include identifying current 41R initiatives in institutions within the PSET system as well as external initiatives impacting on the PSET system; analyse the impact of 4IR on the PSET system and identify priority areas and interventions that need to be undertaken in order to advance digital skills and absorption by industry.

The Ministerial Task Team will draw up a report containing its findings and recommendations on how to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the 4IR.

Work commences on the date of publication of the notice and concludes in January 2020.