Education and skills in tourism: implications for youth employment in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T13:12:08Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T13:12:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15159
dc.description.abstract The tourism sector is routinely offered as an option to grow employment in South Africa. Yet, questions need to be asked about the nature of employment in tourism, the state of education and skills training in the sector and its prospects for youth. Drawing on a national study, this paper interrogates tourism education and skills training issues in relation to youth employment and development. The findings reveal that youth in the sector find themselves in precarious employment: they typically have low-level skills, do not continue their education or training after being employed and have few career progression options. At the same time, a mismatch between the outcomes of education and skills training in tourism and the requirements of the industry come to the fore. Enhanced skills development and the creation of pathways for learning; labour market access and upward career progression are needed to advance youth in tourism. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TOURISM DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.title Education and skills in tourism: implications for youth employment in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11213 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10340 en
dc.bibliographictitle Booyens, I. (2020) Education and skills in tourism: implications for youth employment in South Africa . Development Southern Africa. February:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15159 en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Booyens, I. en


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