In the wake of ‘fees must fall’ protests on campuses around the country, SAFM’s Enviro Show host Nancy Richards spoke to us about access for young people to green skills and green jobs. Follow this link to hear Dr Najma Mohamed of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka of Rhodes University
A lot has been written on the mismatch between the supply of skills and demand for skills – skills in this case being people with environmental qualifications and experience. It is clear that this is not a simple matter - for while employers lament a lack of suitably skilled people, graduates say they can’t find work.
Thomas Mathiba, Chair of the NESPF The Forum appointed a Task Team to follow up on a number of outcomes of the National Environmental Skills Summit (for the report on NESS 2015, click here.) These included strengthening of the Forum, a Green Jobs Action Plan, and further coordinated fundraising to extend the national capacity
The Green Skills Research Symposium at the Wits School of Education Centre for Researching Education and Labour on 11 June 2015 was attended by 42 participants from 22 organisations. The event marked the start of a New Knowledge Field Development project funded by the National Research Foundation, which will map out and review green skills
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