High-skill requirements in advanced manufacturing

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T21:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T21:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5647
dc.description.abstract This chapter begins with a consideration of the changing profile of advanced manufacturing in South Africa, by means of a description of the composition of output and exports in those manufacturing sub-sectors that generate demand for high skills. To provide context, the discussion relates changes in outputs and exports by sub-sector to relevant developments in a global economy. It also outlines the manner in which South African advanced manufacturing has shifted from an inward to an outward orientation, in the context of a global economy that itself has been subject to shifts between sectors and geographies. He chapter then examines the change in the number and distribution of high-skill graduates and professionals in occupations associated with advanced manufacturing, by occupation, province and race. This analysis identifies how many of these highly skilled professionals live in the country where they work and the extent to which transformation has affected their occupations, as high skills are a key determinant of the performance of advanced manufacturing. The chapter concludes with a comparison of long-term trends in the composition of output, trade and investments on the one hand, and of requisite professions and skills on the other, which indicates the presence of possible fault lines between present and prospective industrial activity and human capital available to the country. This comparison suggests that a more nuanced approach to claims of an existing or impending skills crisis is needed. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SKILLS SHORTAGE en
dc.title High-skill requirements in advanced manufacturing en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Human resources development review 2008: education, employment and skills in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Kraak, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Press, K. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5032 en
dc.PageNumber 345-364 en
dc.outputnumber 3576 en
dc.bibliographictitle Lorentzen, J. & Wildschut, A. (2008) High-skill requirements in advanced manufacturing. In: Kraak, A. & Press, K. (eds).Human resources development review 2008: education, employment and skills in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 345-364. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5647 en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Lorentzen, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wildschut, A. en

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