Global changes have an influence on education and training in South-Africa.  We are a diverse country (‘different worlds in one world’).

The approach to adult learning should change. In the FET College-environment there is no clear vision on what global change is and how we as training providers can contribute to technological development.  I am sure that there are more training providers that are in the same boat.  At the college we receive the curriculum or we look at the contents of the SAQA unit standards, but do we question it?  Shouldn’t we focus more on what is happening in the world and also implement that when we prepare learners for industry?

The role of training providers should be bigger in contributing to the economy. A better understanding and knowledge of global changes and influences on South Africa is important and necessary. I wonder if we always understand the influence that we as training providers can have on industry.

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