Unpacking and addressing TVET skills gaps for the automotive industry

Unpacking and addressing TVET skills gaps for the automotive industry

The International Youth Foundation has partnered with The Durban Automotive Cluster to understand the key competency gaps that prevent Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates from succeeding in entry-level industry roles. The ultimate goal to be the delivery of a large scale TVET Skills upgrading programme – High Gear.

This initiative is designed to deliver long-lasting benefits to:


  • Opportunity to gain industry-aligned technical and life skills
  • Better understanding of career opportunities and requirements
  • Greater access to employment and higher education
  • Expanded professional networks


  • Access to a strengthened and more reliable skills pipeline
  • Improved coordination between industry and TVET colleges
  • Greater return-on-investment for TVET partnerships
  • Local partnership model that is financially sustainable


  • Effective model for regularly aligning TVET courses with industry
  • Improved learning outcomes and TVET graduate work readiness
  • Strengthened TVET college reputation with prospective students
  • Improved delivery on a mandate to serve both youth &employers

We invite HR directors/managers as well as training/learning and development managers from automotive manufacturing firms across tiers and subsectors to our working group session to discuss with us.

We look forward to your attendance via video conference.

For more information, or to register, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.