Majority of SA youth lack skills for technological jobs – Alliance For Youth

Cape Town – The majority of the country’s youth lack the necessary skills, particularly in the technological fields, to secure employment, the Alliance For Youth, a civil society organisation in South Africa has said. This statement was made in conjunction with World Youth Skills Day. According to SABC, The United Nations estimates that globally, around 600 million jobs will need... Read more → The post Majority of SA youth lack skills for technological jobs – Alliance For Youth appeared first on African Insider.

Majority of SA youth lack skills for technological jobs – Alliance For Youth

Cape Town – The majority of the country’s youth lack the necessary skills, particularly in the technological fields, to secure employment, the Alliance For Youth, a civil society organisation in South Africa has said.

This statement was made in conjunction with World Youth Skills Day.

According to SABC, The United Nations estimates that globally, around 600 million jobs will need to be created in the next 15 years to meet the employment needs of young people.

In South Africa, the youth unemployment rate stood at 46.5% in the first quarter of the year, the report said.

““There’s new roles that have come into play, especially after COVID where most of the young people are not able to jump in and take up those roles, because there’s a huge skills gap. We have the necessary qualifications, but are the qualifications that we are studying at universities relevant to what the job future looks like? It’s very critical to highlight things such as these because it makes us sit back as corporate, as government, to see where can we potentially start partnering together and helping close those gaps,” then report quoted Noxolo Mnisi, spokesperson for the Alliance For Youth, as saying.

 

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