Education and training are two of the most vital components for the success of every nation. If these components are lacking then the country will in all likelihood fall into a trap of poverty and bad governance. One merely has to look at the failed states of Africa to see the effects of disenfranchisement through lack of education. The south African government has committed itself to raising the educational levels of every learner in the country and has made it a priority to eradicate the effects of the apartheid educational policies. One of the ways that it is doing this is to partner with business to roll our ABET programmes across the country.