The Gauteng province that has been up and doing concerning its education department has revealed that there is a shortage of technically qualified subject teachers and managers in its technical schools.

Advocate Alison Bengtson, a deputy director for curriculum management and delivery made the announcement as she was talking about support for technical high school and schools offering technical subjects at a technical high schools Indaba held in Parktown, south of Johannesburg.

Bengtson further said technical high schools were currently not adequately positioned to respond to the critical shortages. She said “We have a low learner interest in pursuing technical vocational career pathways. Technical careers are not regarded as attractive.” she also said their aim is to capacitate the teachers.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC is set to address the delegates on skills for a changing world. He will also respond to the skills shortage in the country.