ERIC Number: ED192000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
General Educational Requirements for Access to Manual Skills Training in Botswana. Final Report. Surveys and Studies in Adult Education.
Ahmad, N.; And Others
This report of a study to analyze the problems of access to institutional skills training of the manual work force is divided into five chapters. Chapter l introduces the study and explains the work plan and methodology. Chapter 2 discusses patterns of employment and overviews the provision of manual skills training in Botswana. Chapter 3 concerns these formal sources of vocational training: the National Centre for Vocational Training, now the Polytechnic; the brigades (which provide training in a particular occupation to primary school-leavers) and the prisons. Specific topics dealing with brigades include entry requirements, fees, provisions of places, personal attributes affecting access, current recruitment and selection procedures, part-time skills courses, provision of new courses and expansion plans, and access to skills training. Chapter 4 examines training opportunities provided by employers and their general attitudes to training. The analysis is divided by deliverer of training: public (government) sector, mining companies, and other private sector companies and businesses. Focuses include recruitment, development of training institutions, and trade testing system. Chapter 5 lists ten recommendations arising from a survey of training institutions and nine from a survey of employers. Appendixes include a description of trade testing and annotated bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Developing Nations, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Schools, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Botswana and Swaziland Univ., Gaborone. University College.
Note: For related documents see CE 025 994 and CE 025 996-997.