The IPM Centre of Excellence Practitioner of the Year Award which recognises experts in the field of HR was awarded to Janessa Leita who is the Managing Director of Siyanqoba Private FET College. The award further recognises individuals who drive significant value in their organisation through policies and practices.

Agnesia Willemse a forty five year old female who is a registered student at the Parow Campus of Northlink College has made the bold step to further her education and in doing so improving her life. Willemse decided to make this bold decision after working as a cleaner for thirty years.

An over-complicated tender allocation process delays infrastructural development while creating an environment for corruption to thrive. Government needs to ensure that tenders are simplified and accessible to businesses at all levels of the economy.

Damelin Brits and the Damelin Group have been the theme of much heated debate in the online community. The sudden interest in these institutions was triggered by an episode of 3rd Degree which raised same crucial questions concerning non accredited short courses and the responsibilities of educational institutions.

The MICT Seta has decided that all Skills Development Facilitators must either have a degree or must have done an SDF training programme which will be compulsory for the 2013 submissions.

Have you identified the areas in your workforce that are in need of training? Do you know the value of ongoing training for your staff? Training your staff invariably leads to a better performing business here are a few examples of what could happen when you invest in your employees.

To address the scarce skill of events management the Department of Higher Education and Training launched the Open Learning Group?s Higher Certificate in Events Management. The program was launched on Higher Education and Training (HET) level and will provide further development for practitioners and students.

The continued uncertainty surrounding qualifications for the post school education of nurses is having a negative effect on delivery. The draft qualifications are not Unit Standard based allowing a range of different interpretations and limiting opportunities for consistent assessment.

As part of its ongoing commitment to contribute towards developing a knowledge-based economy in South Africa, Nedbank is investing R200 000 for 45 students who will undergo training in computer related skills at the new Digital Learning Centre in Hazyview, Mpumalanga.

Training providers who wish to join the Legal Advisory Committee of the Association for Private Providers of Education, Training and Development (APPETD) are welcome to apply. The committee seeks to address and give legal advice to private providers in the education and training sector.



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