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dc.date.accessioned 2004-03-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-12T08:15:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-12T08:15:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8089
dc.description.abstract Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have played a major role in shaping employment growth in the developed world, especially in the services sectors. In developing contexts, considerable importance is attached to the need to develop the human resources for both the production and consumption of ICT-based products and services. This chapter considers factors affecting the supply and demand of ICT workers in South Africa. In the case of training supply, the analysis reveals that a very small proportion of learners graduating from the schooling system are receiving formal tuition in ICT, or have used computers in the process of learning. At the post-school level, it is clear that private training organisations are providing the bulk of focused professional training. The patterns of demand and supply identified suggest that the rhetoric around general ICT "skills shortages" is frequently exaggerated and should be best understood in terms of time-based shortages in specific skills that can coexist alongside areas of oversupply. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.title ICT and associated professionals en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human Resources Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Employment and Economic Policy Research en
dc.SourceTitle Human resources development review 2003: education, employment and skills in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.CorporateAuthor Human Sciences Research Council en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2523 en
dc.PageNumber 634-659 en
dc.outputnumber 1011 en
dc.bibliographictitle Moleke, P., Paterson, A. & Roodt, J. (2003) ICT and associated professionals. In: Human Sciences Research Council <i>Human resources development review 2003: education, employment and skills in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 634-659. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Moleke, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Paterson, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Roodt, J. en

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