South Africa Skills Training Enhancement Program

The South Africa Skills Training Enhancement Program (SASTEP) increases economic opportunities for graduates of TVET institutions in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces of South Africa through TVET delivery that focuses on student success.

In collaboration with the Vocational Education division of the Department for Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, SASTEP will strengthen the capacity of all 15 public TVET institutions in the two provinces to delivery and inclusive, innovative, and gender-responsive programs that promote career readiness for all learners, including women and people with disabilities.

400 +

including 375 TVET staff and instructors, 50 stakeholders from local businesses, and 10 officials from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training will benefit directly.

150,000 +

students that attend the 15 TVET institutions and participating women’s and community-based organizations will benefit from improved delivery of gender responsive and inclusive training.

SASTEP is an Education for Employment (EFE) program. EFE is CICan’s proven strategy that leads to job-ready graduates around the world. Our EFE programs bring together Canada’s network of colleges and institutes and education, industry, and government partners in more than 15 countries and are important drivers of economic growth and social development, particularly for young people.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1
No Poverty
Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 5
Gender Equality
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities

In partnership with

SASTEP is a four-year (2024-2027) $5-million program funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.