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Skills & occupations

Green skills & occupations

The greening of skills and occupations refers to the need to develop our country's skills base to take care of our resources and to aid in the transition towards a sustainable and just economy for all. Pinpoint has experience in undertaking supply and demand-led studies across a variety of sectors, from paint to the public service.


Pinpoint services:

  • Contextual drivers analysis (politics, economic, social, technical, legislative and environmental)
  • Value chain and actor analysis and mapping
  • Skills and occupational analysis and mapping
  • Knowledge network mapping and analysis

Transformation skills & occupations

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us. This means a need to critically understand the impact advanced technologies, the internet of things, robots and computerisation will have on skills and jobs in South Africa. By understanding and forecasting these opportunities and challenges, South Africa will be able to pro-actively ready its workforce to adapt to this change.


Pinpoint services:

  • Research and guidance to ensure the changing economy is just and fair
  • Insights to inform sector (SSP) and work skills (WSP) plans
  • Research to understand the impact of digitalisation on skills and occupations
  • Knowledge network mapping and analysis

Audits & reviews

Drawing on Pinpoint's experience of undertaking research to inform higher and sectoral education policy on sustainability and other issues, we can undertake evaluations and reviews of educational programmes, learnerships and initiatives.


Pinpoint services:

  • Environmental and sustainability education programme reviews
  • Skills audits and surveys
  • Educational policy and strategy assessments

"It was a real pleasure working with Nicola on a recent project assessing skills development needs in the marine and maritime governance space in South Africa. Her expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm for the process helped us develop an impactful project outcome. I look forward to working with her again." Adnan Awad, Director, International Ocean Institute - Africa

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