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The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) entered into an agreement with JET to fund a project called Post-School Education and Training Collaboration and Learning Opportunities and Utilisation of Data (PSET CLOUD). The current PSET system is characterised by fragmentation of data, duplication of resources and a lack of coherence of information leading to an ineffective system for planning and decision making with regard to future needs in skills development.

The purpose of the PSET CLOUD project is to establish an integrated digital ecosystem that will strengthen, integrate, coordinate and improve efficiencies through governance and management of the PSET ecosystem. The project aims to promote the interoperability of data and systems, including the adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data capabilities in solving complex problems. Finally, the project aims to promote learning and continuous improvement to drive innovation in the PSET system. The first phase of the project was completed in 2019 with the publication of Interoperable Data Ecosystems: An international review to inform a South African innovation.


Shiohira, K. & dale-Jones, B. (2019). Interoperable Data Ecosystems: An international review to inform a South African innovation. Johannesburg: JET and merSETA. 

Rajab, R., Keevy, J., Nomvete, S., Manda, M. (2020). Unlocking the Power of Data: A review of the state of readiness of the post-school education and training sector in South Africa for enhanced data interoperability.  Johannesburg: JET and merSETA.

Reos Partners in partnership with JET Education Services and merSETA. (2021). PSET Scenarios 2021–2030: A guide on using scenarios to align skills supply & demand through interoperable data platforms. Johannesburg: REOS, JET, merSETA.

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