The Skills Development Act (No 97 Of 1998) in South Africa.
It is vital to have a skills development and strategy, as only 14 million people out of 40 million in South Africa are economically active, which equates to 27 million persons who are not economically active. Purpose of the Act The following are some of the purposes of this legislation -.
The 30 June deadline for submitting the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is fast approaching. A quality skills planning process will result in high impact learning and other skills development programmes for improving staff and organisational performance. In addition, your organisation will qualify for the Mandatory Grant from your SETA, which amounts to 50% of the skills levy paid over the year.
Skills development always leads to competitive advantage. In order to be the best, you need to have something that nobody else has. Growth is very important personally and in an organization.
The need for ongoing skills development is essential and the regulations are continually changing. Companies must be seen to be active in regard to skills development in order to access discretionary funding from the SETA’s and are now required to submit minutes of skills development forum meetings when applying for funding.
The Skills Development Act spells out how government and industry will go about to improve the skills level of workers. The emphasis of this act is placed on training people in such a way that they become fully equipped to do a specific job, rather than general education in, say, hospitality, biology, computers, nutrition, mathematics, etc. General education is of course necessary and gives a.
The South African experience exemplifies how difficult it is to develop robust and coherent skills development in the context of inadequate social security, high levels of job insecurity, and high.
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