Priority Areas

Implementation Plan

Towards the end of 2010, the HRD Council approved a Five-Point Implementation Plan based on the eight commitments of the Human Resource Development Strategy of South Africa (HRDS).

The objective is to remove bottlenecks in the

Skills Pipeline

Strengthening and Support

of Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges to increase access

Intermediate Skills

Production of intermediate skills (artisans in particular) and professionals


Production of academics and stronger partnerships between industry and higher education and training institutions in research and development

Worker Education TTT

Foundational Learning TTT

Originating from the five-point plan, we established the following

Technical Task Teams

Further Education and Training

(FET) Colleges Technical Task Team (TTT)

Production of Academics

and Stronger Partnerships Between Industry and Higher Education and Training Institutions TTT

Artisan and Technician Development TTT

Production of Professionals TTT

Worker Education TTT

Foundational Learning TTT

Needs identified by Council

The following Technical Task Teams were established as a result of the needs identified by Council. They also will be addressing crosscutting issues:

  • Entrepreneurship and Education
  • Alignment of the HRDS with the New Growth Path (NGP)
  • Skills System Review

Technical Task Teams have been created to reflect the nature of the HRDC’s social partnership and comprise of experts across the social partner spectrum.

Breakdown of Implementation Plan

Foundational Learning

Further Education and Training

Production of Academics and St

Production of Professionals

Worker Education

Alignment of the HRDS with the

Artisan and Technical Developm

Enabling Entrepreneurship

Skills System Review