Identification of skills needs and shortages for the short, medium, and long term
Capacity Building on Labour Market Intelligence
This component of the programme consists of three core areas through which it is envisaged that capacity on labour market intelligence will be built across government, institutions and the research community to promote skills planning that is aligned to economic planning and supports inclusive economic growth.
New consists of three core areas through which it is envisaged that capacity on labour market intelligence will be built across government, institutions and the research community to promote skills planning that is aligned to economic planning and supports inclusive economic growth.
This component of the programme consists of three core areas and are:
- Research capacity development: Facilitation of capacity and skills development in labour market and skills planning research in order to ensure a stable and coherent system of researchers and institutions to undertake this work and have an impact on policy and planning. Capacity development will also expand and diversify the existing pool of researchers working in this area to include younger, black researchers located in historically disadvantaged higher education institutions.
- Institutional capacity development: Designing a comprehensive data system and strategic framework that allows for the gathering, analyses and interpretation of labour market data and skills information with a view to informing policy and planning. This includes efforts to work with government departments and SETAs in this framework to enhance capacity and cooperate to ensure an efficient and potentially open-source and integrated HEMIS and LMI system is developed.
- Dissemination of research: Coordinated and widespread dissemination of research and knowledge generated from the research programme. This will involve workshops, seminars, as well as summaries of work done, and include the research and academic community, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.
Key objectives of this component of the LMI include:
- Conducting workshops, seminars and presentations on LMI in order to build capacity in the public sector and the research community.
- Providing bursaries for post-graduate students and increasing access to post-graduate qualifications in LMI-related fields.
- Producing a variety of research outputs including papers, policy briefs and presentations.
Facilitating the discussion and debate of findings from the research with policymakers and other key stakeholders.
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