ANC Caucus Media Statement on Gauteng Department of E-government ICT training programme
The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature welcome the progressive innovation by the Gauteng E-Government Department on the roll out of the ICT Training Programme.
Caucus notes that the relationship between lack of skills and unemployment has relevance in South Africa which has been characterised by very high rising rates of unemployment in the post-apartheid period. The “mismatch” of skills is often cited as the main cause of unemployment. South Africa is still facing a shortage of skills because of the mismatch between skills requirements and the qualifications of labour supply. The epicentre of high levels of unemployment is the skills underdevelopment.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PRIORITISATION:
The ANC-led government has identified skills development as a key priority to unlock economic growth for the youth, this ICT training programme present an opportunity for young people to acquire skills to seize opportunities.
PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP:
The ANC Caucus welcomes the partnership between government and the private sector as part of mobilising society and the private sector to join hands with government to champion a development agenda for the country.
The partnership will involve government and business working together to enhance the provision of services to the population.
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY REVITALISATION:
We welcome the fact that this training initiative is created to help individuals from our townships and elsewhere, to gain a certain knowledge and qualification. The acquisition of skills will contribute immensely to the township economic revitalisation.
4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION:
The roll out of ICT Training Programme contributes to the skills revolution needed as part of the 4th Industrial revolution, we have seen how service delivery has improved by using the modern technology in the health and education sectors.
The quality of learning and teaching has been revolutionised by the usage of technology as part of the smart schools. The e-filling in some of our health institution has reduced the waiting period of patients in our health care facilities.
We commend the Department of E-Government for the roll out of the ICT Training Programme in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, in Tshwane in Garankuwa, and call all the youth in the province who are in the ICT to enroll for this innovative program.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
For enquiries please contact:
Cde Lesego Makhubela
ANC Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Caucus Spokesperson: 079 447 0241.