Africa-Press – Eswatini. Business Eswatini leadership has heeded to Minister of Labour and Social Security Phila Buthelezi’s call to address industry skills shortage in the country.
In April, the minister presented to stakeholders the Eswatini National Skills Audit.
The report brought up a number of challenges facing the labour market in the country. One of the challenges was that most skills supplied in the economy do not meet industry requirements on the level of the qualifications held by employees, a lack of related work experience, or relevance of programme to the job description.
One of the recommendations was that there is a need to leverage the Eswatini Higher Education Council to rationalise current programmes offered by tertiary institutions to align with current industry needs, more especially for Micro-Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Following this report Business Eswatini and other institutions have since hit the ground running as they engage on this issue.
Last week Business Eswatini reported that IDM’s executive visited them. “Discussions were on how IDM can meet the pressing needs of industry in terms of skills,” the update from Business Eswatini reads.
Business Eswatini has been engaged with a lot of stakeholders in the past months in a bid to engage stakeholders on how the country’s economy could be revived.