Skills Development

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Skills Development in South Africa is governed under the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, which has subsequently been amended a number of times. The national government's Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for managing and developing all higher education and skills development training. The current Minister is Dr Blade Nzimande.


A Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) assists the Employer in drafting an Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP). This is only naming one, of a few, of the SDF’s responsibilities.


The rapid and largely unexpected shift to work from home last year had many organisations scrambling to reorganise their corporate elearning plans. From face to face training, everything suddenly had to be online - and quickly too. 


As workers across the globe navigate their way around another phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, Michelle Moss: Director: Assessments at Signium Africa notes just how necessary team building interventions are at a time of “pre” the post-pandemic stage.


Volunteering can most certainly help you get a job. There is a growing trend among universities to produce graduates that are practically prepared for the workplace and fully equipped to lead in every sector.


What are the responsibilities and functions of a skills development facilitator outside of completing workplace documents such as the annual training report and the workplace skills plan?


The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). CHE Accreditation, DHET Registration.


“The Services SETA makes grant funding available during a window period in which it accepts applications from the employers. The opening of this window is advertised on the SETA website, national and community media.


Eskilz College was established in 2002, providing training and development for individuals and corporates. In 2012 Eskilz College changed its company structure to pursue its accreditation as a Private Further Education and Training College. Change is the end result of all true learning and we strive to constantly evolve, always unlocking an individual’s full potential. We believe that it’s not about how many times you fall but rather how many times you get back up, dust yourself off and continue thriving that matters.


Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories, and nearly 300 000 in South Africa gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June. This is why the company is extending its commitment by launching new resources to help job-seekers and 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021.


Microsoft and non-profit social enterprise, Tech4Dev have partnered on the Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills, aiming to bridge the digital and technology divide and ensure equal access to opportunities across the continent.


The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 requires organisations to recognise leadership and employee sentiments and explore new ways of working for business continuity. This perspective piece provides change management insights and best practices to assist organisations in minimising the COVID-19 impact on people, operations, and businesses. With the second wave hitting South Africa as soon as it did, every employee, employer and organisation needs to brace and prepare themselves for a permanent change in industry.


Academy Training Group (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 and serves as a private training institution. We have over 24 years of reputable experience in the Education and Training industry! Academy Training Group is registered with Department of Higher Education (DHET) with registration nr 2010/FE07/045. Our objective is to provide practical training and knowledge for a professional level of competency. Full-time lecturers at Academy Training Group are well qualified and hold relevant qualifications. Part-time lecturers assist Academy Training Group as required. ATG’s bespoken training courses are designed to deliver maximum benefits in the key areas of today’s business world. We are motivated by the continuity of our relationships with our school leaver students and corporate clients. We are also well known for providing on-site development programmes and coaching for line managers.


The sudden pandemic pushed business operations, and the ability to continuously develop their human capital’s skills, into the 4th Industrial Revolution much earlier than was anticipated.


Recently, Minister Blade Nzimande released the list of Occupations in High Demand. What is this list used for and who does it help?


Minister Blade Nzimande has announced what he called a 'huge decline' in skills development levies which are used to fund the Sector Education and Training Authorities.


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