Why is ABET important?

ABET stands for Adult Basic Education & Training and is a government and industry driven initiative to promote a higher level of education for adults in the country. The ABET program has strict regulations regarding qualifications, method of instruction, materials used, outcomes and thus the overall improvement of all skills that can be recognized on national level. It helps adults that have not been to school or have not completed their school education to get a chance in improving their literacy, numeracy, life orientation and other skills. It is thus empowerment through education. A society where literacy levels are high will function at a higher level, bringing more development and eradicating poverty as well as reducing crime because of unemployment. With ABET training employers empower their workers to become skilled in specific areas, gain qualifications and thus make a positive contribution to the workplace and society as a whole.