Key takeaway messages from the manufacturing breakaway session
- South Africa does not have generic problems. South Africa has market efficiencies, market size and reasonably good infrastructure. The three requirements that are essential to be linked for a highly productive manufacturing sector are training, industry and innovation.
- Eleven FET Colleges have been acquired from DHET by industry and dedicated to be used as pilot sites to produce skills that are required by industry.
- The first maritime university campus will be opened in the latter half of 2015 which will serve as a centre of excellence, bringing together diverse faculties.
- In 2015 a job summit will be held, sponsored by the Department of Labour and the International Labour Organisation.
Session sponsor: Productivity SA