Tram drivers are in the fast lane when it comes to vital skills

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Tram drivers are in the fast lane when it comes to vital skills

The government’s biannual list of occupations in high demand gives a useful insight into skills needs

Cape Town bureau chief

If you want to go places in your career, the new government list of occupations in high demand (https://www.dhet.gov.za/SiteAssets/Latest%20News/November%202020/National%20List%20of%20Occupations%20in%20High%20Demand%202020.pdf) has a couple of suggestions: become a tram driver or a bus hostess.

If you’d rather go places without going places, think about qualifying as a shoe designer or a private tuition dance teacher.

These are some of the 345 occupations gazetted on Thursday by higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande, who said the list is updated every two years to “provide useful insights into the skills needs of the economy and society”...

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