Thursday, 8 June 2023: The World Economic Forum estimates that 65% of children entering Grade 1 will work in a job that doesn’t exist today. South Africa is already grappling with 32% unemployment but also needs to contend with the possibility of 50-70% of current jobs being lost to technological advances.
The Sector Education and Training Authority's primary function is to increase the skills of employees and work-seekers through learnerships, skills programmes, internships, and apprenticeships. Fortunately, there is funding that is available to employers and training organisations to be able to do this.
Businesses want to see the results of training programmes reflected in day-to-day operations and it is also not an easy task for Learning and Development professionals to facilitate upskilling of staff members. Although these professionals play a vitally important role, but they need to make it a priority to quantifying training effectiveness in this space.
To be able to train people in any industry, it is important that you know how to become registered. But first, you need to know which course is suitable for you.
It has become mandatory for people working in the Education and Training sector to have Assessor, Moderator and Facilitation certifications. However, you need to make sure that you meet a few requirements before you even start with your registrations.
Thousands of Grade 12 learners will receive their final examination results during January 2023. The results obtained by matriculants will influence their future decisions on whether they study further or enter the job market.
South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate among its youth, with around 66% of young people not involved in education, training or work. Providing skills training to these youth will form part of the government's strategy to combat high youth unemployment.
Misappropriation of resources, abuse of authority, maladministration, bribery and extortion are taking place at educational institutions around South Africa. A civil society group is concerned that whilst these instances of corrections are being reported, very little is being done about the issue.
The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers.