Education and training Skills training is a public and private priority.
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n response to a demand for a more skilled workforce, the Provincial Government of Gauteng has promised by 2025 to establish in every district at least two schools of specialisation linked to the 10 highgrowth sectors that have been identified. Public libraries and community centres will become places where online courses in artisan and digital skills will be readily available. The possibilities of two large institutions being harnessed in the creation of a university-based economic complex are being explored in Sedibeng where the Vaal University of Technology and a campus of the North-West University are already major contributors to the district. The rapid expansion which characterised the early stages of the development of the Curro Group has been halted by Covid-19 but the private education company has still committed itself to expenditure of R1-billion in 2020. This money will be spent on expanding existing infrastructure. Curro will continue to acquire schools and focus on newer brands such as DigiEd and Curro Private Colleges, which offer vocational courses. A focus on water and energy underpins the newly-established Knowledge Pele Academy in Kramerville, Johannesburg. Independent
SECTOR INSIGHT Curro Group will spend R1-billion in 2020. power producer Pele Green Energy aims to develop skills and entrepreneurship in rural, periurban and township communities. The KP Academy has formulated energy and water SETA-approved courses and runs artisan training programmes, learnerships, short courses and workshops. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are concentrating on 13 trade areas, including bricklayers, millwrights, boilermakers and riggers. Gauteng has eight TVET colleges.
GAUTENG BUSINESS 2020/21