New Era committed to offering skills necessary needed in market


Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) president, Lekwalo Mosianyane, has expressed concern over what he termed a mismatch of technical skills in the labour market.

Speaking at the inaugural graduation of New Era College in Gaborone yesterday, he said one factor was that supply of skills is not driven by demand from industry but on what institutions offer.

“Industry must come to the fore and present its requirements as well as implement the research, while Academia must research the necessary innovations and the Government as part of this trilogy, must facilitate the research with funding, policy formulation, regulation and monitoring,” he said.

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