Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), will on Wednesday, 11 August 2021, address the 4th HRDC Summit taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng Province.
The HRDC is a national, multi-stakeholder advisory body established with the objective of improving the foundation of human resources in South Africa.
This objective is to be achieved by encouraging social partners to respond adequately to skills development needs that align with economic and social demands.
Under the theme “skills required for the 21st century”, the three-day hybrid summit aims to facilitate building the foundational knowledge to respond to the dictates of the changing world of work shaped by the realities of technological advancements.
Deputy President Mabuza is therefore expected to address the summit on areas of focus and how the HRDC responds to demands of the world of work and relevant skills required thereof, in the South African context in ensuring that no one is left behind in transitioning to the realities presented by automation, artificial intelligence and robotics among others.
As such, the summit will address three thematic areas drawn from the key Human Resources Development Strategy towards 2030 outcomes namely:
Building the Foundation for a Transformed Economy and Society.
Building the Skills for a Transformed Economy and Society.
Building a Capable and Developmental State.
The Summit will also be attended and addressed by the Deputy Chairperson of the HRDC Mr Bheki Ntshalintshali, and the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. The summit will also be attended by more than 400 participants from organised labour, government, organised business, civil society and youth organisations, academic institutions and international practitioners in human capital development.
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