oa South African Journal of Higher Education - Deficiencies in technical and vocational education and training lecturer involvement qualifications and its implications in the development of work related skills - research

Volume 33 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) lecturers play an important role in providing a competent workforce that can contribute to economic development. To develop a competent and employable workforce TVET college lecturers need a combination of qualifications and experience that provides them with workplace-related competency, teaching or pedagogic competency and qualifications both for which they prepare their students and which are regarded as necessary for learning to be properly facilitated. Research has shown that few South African TVET college lecturers have adequate academic, workplace and teaching qualifications. This article reports the deficiencies in qualifications and experience of lecturers at TVET colleges in South Africa and the implications of the identified deficiencies. While a substantial number of lecturers had academic qualifications, clear deficiencies were found in workplace related qualifications and experience, as well as in teaching qualifications.

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