Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) Oct 2009


Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) Oct 2009

The Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) was launched in March 2006 to identify solutions to major skills shortages constraining South Africa’s ability to meet the economic growth objectives contained in the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (AsgiSA)1. JIPSA has taken the form of a high level Joint Task Team (JTT), representing the different social partners engaged in the skills development environment, a Technical Working Group (TWG), and a Secretariat. JIPSA was initially intended to have an 18-month life span, but this was extended by a further 18-month period in November 2007, following a JTT bosberaad. JIPSA has subsequently been further extended, until March 31 2010, by decision of the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Investment; with the proviso that JIPSA begin it’s evolution into the relevant processes related to the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa (HRDS-SA)…

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