The unprecedented energy crisis crippling our country requires urgent and drastic measures if we hope to end load shedding, and to ensure a more sustainable and flourishing economy. In particular, the skills deficit constraining the Energy and Resources sector requires urgent intervention. As we seek more sustainable alternatives to our country’s current energy crisis, we need a new approach to our talent development strategies.
With the introduction of a Dual Higher Education (DHE) model in the South African education system, this can be achieved with great success where industry partners collaborate with universities in developing future employees. Drawing from nearly four decades of experience in delivering highly employable and work-ready graduates through dual study programmes in Germany and Austria, the Dual Higher Education Project (DHEP) aims to introduce this revolutionary model – customised to the local context – through the piloting of targeted study programmes that address particular industry and sectoral skills development needs.
In collaboration with CBS International Business School (Cologne, Germany), Accelerate Cape Town, and Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), this engagement will afford industry partners, government agencies, and other strategic role-players the opportunity to gain important insights into the DHE model, and the potential to co-create an Energy Management & Technology dual study programme that will be jointly presented by CBS and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
Seats are limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org soonest and take the opportunity to directly influence a study programme that addresses specific skills requirements to actively support the rapid development of our energy sector.