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An exciting new partnership between mLab and the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) is poised to introduce a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related interventions that will equip South Africans to respond to the demands and opportunities of a technology immersed future. 


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.


You know that there is a connection between resilience and well-being in the workplace. Resilient workers experience less stress, are more resilient and less susceptible to burnout, have better mental health, are less absent, and generally perform better than their colleagues who are not resilient. Luckily resilience is a skill that you can learn and develop.


We’re always looking for ways to improve ourselves. Sometimes it’s the latest trend in health or fitness, and other times it’s a new way of organising our homes.


Many young people today want careers that will empower them to make a positive difference in the world.  A wide range of socio-economic and political issues including social justice issues, as well as the climate change related crises are top-of-mind on a daily basis, compelling Millennial and Gen Z generations to want to roll up their sleeves and work to bring about change. 


The employment spectrum changed dramatically overnight and thus we learned to become adaptable and flexible. Having a degree is not enough anymore. At the beginning of 2021, we discussed in our article, that for growth and progression to take place, the one thing that remains vital in every business and industry is that employees and management need to continuously upskill.


A short course refers to learning that combines both practical and theoretical skills. It opens up many doors of opportunities for students to learn about a specific industry in a short period of time. The main purpose of short courses is to develop and upskill your current set of skills. It aims to provide you with the basic skills you need to become a professional in your chosen career field. The duration varies from a couple of weeks up to 6 months – 1 year depending on the type of course you are pursuing.


Many people and communities run food garden projects as a means to provide food security, but eight select candidates from across the Cape Metro had the opportunity to participate in a specially designed graduate programme to take their garden projects to the next level.


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change,” said Charles Darwin. Successful, happy people are people who adapt to change and ride the wave.


Training is a process that begins with assessment, takes into account motivation and design, is delivered by the trainer, and is reviewed for effectiveness. The process of training is an opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace.


Your first step would be to do a Training Needs Analysis! A Training Needs Analysis would place the focus on your, OR your organisation’s goals and objectives, helping you to determine the tasks and people needed to reach those goals and ultimately, the objectives.


Every year hundreds of thousands of students apply to universities in the hope of getting accepted in order to further their studies.


 After completing school, many students would like to further their education. This in the hope of gaining skills that would make them employable in the South African job market.


Education is often said to adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach. All students don't learn in the same way and university may not be where you want to further your education and training.


A Skills Development Levy (SDL) is a levy imposed to encourage learning and development in South Africa and is determined by an employer's salary bill. The funds are paid to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and are to be used to develop and improve skills of employees.


Ask the average person what a global capability centre (GCC) looks like, and they’ll probably describe an old-fashioned call centre, with rows of cubicles filled with people frantically making and receiving calls.


Skills That Are In Demand In South Africa


As more and more jobs are being eliminated due to the automation of industries, it is becoming increasingly important for individuals to acquire skills that are in demand. If you are not skilled enough with a certain skill set, you will not be qualified for any of the available jobs. This can lead to unemployment.

 

 

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