Alignment of the HRDS with the NGP
In April 2011, the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa undertook a project to align the Human Resource Development Strategy of South Africa (HRDSA) 2010–2030 with the New Growth Path (NGP) in order to achieve greater alignment between human resource policies and economic development strategies. This was as a result of significant changes and restructuring in government which had taken place because of new set of priorities and policies.
The alignment project aimed to identify how the HRDSA can support sustainable employment creation by providing the skills required to grow labour-absorbing activities. Encourage greater economic equality through the increasingly fair access to quality education and through the provision of opportunities for life-long skills development especially for lower-level workers, and provide opportunities for unemployed youth to engage in skills development and community service on a larger scale.
Research was undertaken which resulted in collaboration on skills planning between the Economic Development Department, the Department of higher Education and Training, the human Sciences Research Council and the Presidential Infrastructural Coordination Commission.
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