Energy sector education and training vital for the future

The Department of Minerals and Energy have established the Energy Sector Education and Training Authority (ESETA) to take care of the requirements of undereducated employees within these industries. Due to the lack of skills required from blue collar workers in this sector, many employees do not have the most basic education and are illiterate. ESETA offers employers in this industry funding to assist in the education of these employees through the Adult Basic Education and Training programme. The programme is aimed at providing learners with basic skills to assist them with reading and writing as well as to cope better in the work place and a personal capacity.