The Germany Embassy in South Africa has provided R242 million in supporting Vocational Education and Training (VET) to the country through its skills development for a green economy (SD4GE).
In a tweet, the German Embassy said that during the Covid-19 pandemic they have placed special emphasis on enabling training institutions to use online teaching, reaching 12,000 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) lecturers countrywide.
Germany has provided R242 mln to support VET in SA through the SD4GE programme. During the #Covid19 crisis, a special emphasis is put on enabling training institutions to use online teaching, reaching 12.000 TVET lecturers countrywide #StrongerTogetherhttps://t.co/MKp4oIZJJq pic.twitter.com/9PXaXsjRLj
— Germany in SA (@GermanEmbassySA) May 19, 2020
The South African government tweeted their gratitude of the embassy helping to modernise and strengthen the country’s TVET institutions.
“TVET institutions supply us with high-quality skills needed to respond to the economic and social needs of the country.”
We welcome the commitment by @GermanEmbassySA in modernising and strengthening our TVET institutions. TVET institutions supply us with high-quality skills needed to respond to the economic and social needs of the country. https://t.co/sAbgNjaFXx
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) May 19, 2020
The SD4GE provides students with textbooks and training materials on the subject implementation, while also upskilling lecturers by providing practical assignment and learning aids which aims to empower lecturers so they feel more confident in teaching the subject.
With many universities and TVET institutions moving online to carry on the schooling year, the SD4GE training provides lecturers with concrete advice and tools on how to create an environment conducive to interactive learning.
(Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele)