The Western Cape Education Department has launched an App, mainly targeted at high school learners called "Grades Match", that connects learners with education and career opportunities.
According to MEC Debbie Schafer, the App is part of the department's Apprenticeship Game Changer to ensure that learners have an opportunity to match their skills and interests with the opportunities that are available.
She says they will be focusing on the apprenticeship in the oil and gas industry, tourism and agri-processing.
The App will be integrated into ten schools in the Western Cape to allow learners to improve their grades to match what they would want to do, says Schafer.
The app also matches learners with tertiary institutions and the nicest thing is that it is personalised so that learners can get personalised advice.— Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC
It is easy when you have an app like this to make changes to be able to accommodate the changes that are happening in the world of work.— Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC
Our goal is to make sure that we educate the learners to ultimately be the active members of the economy.— Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC
Schafer says the app is already available and it is free. All learners need to do is to go on the website and register.
To hear the rest of the conversation with MEC Debbie Schafer, listen below: