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Pages: 5569-5578
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FET) SYSTEM AT TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE IMPACT THEREOF

S. Litheko

Central University of Technolgy (SOUTH AFRICA)
This paper provides an analysis of the impact of the introduction of the FET system at colleges in the Free State Province of South Africa. The aim of the paper was to explore the perceptions of Motheo FET staff on the implementation of the FET system. It is believed that these perceptions have far-reaching implications on the aspirations of the stake holders with regard to the implication and success of the FET system at colleges. The literature has revealed that legislation, namely, the FET Act 98 0f 1998, the SAQA Act of 1995 and the Skills Development Act of 1998,form an indispensable part of the FET sector and also provide all stake holders with a frame of reference and guidelines to manage the new FET system for colleges effectively and efficiently.

The paper also reveal that success in the FET sector will be achieved by closing the gap between “education and training” and also “theory and practice”. Removal of fragmentations through a co-ordinated, flexible and high-quality FET system will result in employability and employment opportunities for FET scholars. It has become clear that the above objective may be best achieved by strengthening c0-operation between the Department of Education and Department of Labor, in which case a new system of learner-ship should be identified as a mechanism to enhance collaboration between the aforementioned departments.

A literature study, interviews, observation and site analysis were used as methods of data collection. Four major themes emerged from the analysis of data, namely transformation of the FET sector, ensuring equity in all aspects regarding FET matters and ensuring equality in all aspects within the FET sector. Important findings will be discussed and recommendations will be drawn from these findings.
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S. Litheko (2011) THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FET) SYSTEM AT TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE IMPACT THEREOF, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 5569-5578.
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