Skills Development

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.

Are the goals of the Green Paper a bit too ambitious? Prof. Hoosen Rasool talks about the targets set out in the post-school education and training strategy and highlights the need to promote public-private partnerships as a means to combating skills shortages in the country.

The needs of students have changed and educators should adapt to the changing environment by actively interacting with their students. These were some of the issues addressed by stakeholders within the education sector at a 4Courses Dinner event.

There are many positive proposals in the DHET Green Paper, but will all the changes positively impact the skills development landscape? Suzanne Hattingh answers this question and many more concerning skills development and work-based training.

In a first for South Africa?s financial planning field, the 2011 FETI/HETI pilot class has graduated, with several using the qualification to enter university and organisers promising to expand the programme in 2013.

Fasset in collaboration with the Ukuthemba Training Programme will be offering work readiness training and financial skills development to matriculants with an aptitude for accounting. The programme is expected to increase the number of entrants into the financial sector.

The new occupational qualification for tax practitioners submitted by Fasset, is set to regulate the finance industry after SARS revealed that 17000 tax advisors do not have a tax qualification.

To refute negative claims and reverse the recent spate of bad publicity, the Construction Seta which is currently under administration, released a report on its operational status. The information reveals gains and significant interventions made during administration.

In a bid to overcome uncertainty facing small and micro brokers, the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) has pledged to partner with the sector to address the most critical skills needs

The skills that an employee possesses at present may not necessarily be something that they will need three years from now, and therefore it is necessary to keep your human capital investment in tune with developments in your specific business space.

The newly launched Eskom Academy of Learning (EAL) Welding School in Midrand will see at least 700 young people trained as high class welders over the next few years. The school forms part of Eskom?s Professional Welding Capability Development Programme, which aims to improve its capacity to train welders to international quality standards.

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