Mining firms tackle skills mismatch

The ministry has identified 18 companies to upskill young Batswana
The ministry has identified 18 companies to upskill young Batswana

Close to 18 mining companies have been identified by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development to deal with the mismatch between industry demands and the low technical skills supply.

The initiative is part of the Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) established in 2012 to narrow the gap between qualifications and labour market requirements. This will ensure that education programmes are more closely aligned to future employment needs.

Speaking at the ETSSP workshop last week, Millard Tom, said they have reviewed five programmes including Heavy Plant Machinery, Electrical, Instrumentation and Maintenance Fittings. “We also carried out risk assessment and allocated coordinators on these fields who are experts in the industry,” said Tom, a programme coordinator.

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