18 Aug

Scarce skills in South Africa


Lyceum College addresses the country’s skills shortage with quality distance learning.

Even though South Africa has the 2nd largest economy on the continent, the figures don’t show a true representation of this as the country’s unemployment rate has risen from 26.6% to 27.1%, making it the highest unemployment rate since 2004.

Recent statistics have shown that the majority of unemployment lies with the youth of South Africa. Experts have expressed the critical need for South Africa to hone in on this young, influential population to make use of the potential future economic opportunities.

In the same breath, it must be said that it is not the country’s lack of jobs that are problem, but the deficiency of skills needed to fill these required positions.















Job studies have revealed that the level of skills needed for jobs are frequently changing, making the value of education that much more important. Training and skills development centres need to make sure that they supply students with the correct skills for successful job placement within any given industry.

However, as much as it is the institution’s responsibility to provide quality education, many learners find it difficult to make suitable decisions when it comes to choosing the right courses or colleges, and the responsibility needs to lie with them as well.

Students need to attain skills in business, science, technology, engineering and maths to ensure that they’re able to offer companies the skills needed to fill relevant positions.

Companies have been in the unfortunate position where potential employees have all the right education and training on paper, but lack practical problem-solving and decision-making skills. Therefore, it is vitally important to choose an institution that offers both theoretical and practical skills for a variety of careers.















Lyceum College has been providing correspondence education in various skill-deficient areas of management, business studies as well as education for over a century. The college’s dedication to meeting the ever-changing needs of learners ensures that certain growing industries gain the necessary skills needed for success.

The focus on combining traditional and innovative approaches to distance learning, both nationally and internationally, has allowed their programmes to be adaptable to suit a student’s chosen career path.















The higher education institution offers a variety of accredited qualifications:

• Degrees
• Postgraduate diplomas
• Diplomas
• Advanced diplomas
• Higher certificates
• Short learning programmes via distance learning.


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