For those of you attending the HRD expo, good luck and I hope you all have a fantastic time, with lost of networking and business opportunities. Of late there have been quite allot of pessimistic postings and a sense of stress and concern for many HRD professionals, but I sincerely hope that this expo provides some opportunity for positive gains for you, your organisations and the work that you do with your learners. I unfortunately am tied down this week, but do wish I was going up and…Continue
As learning professionals we often talk about learning as a structured, qualification-driven experience or perhaps an informal process than qualifies us by experience (QBE), well I think we have forgotten just how powerful adventure and personal challenges can be in driving intense learning about ourselves and the world around us. I know I have forgotten about how much setting a challenge of this scale could take me so much further within myself and in the value I add to this world and…Continue
A snippet of news, it seems as though the QCTO are recruiting senior staff in the key areas of occupational qualification development and assessments, which must be a sign that the wheels are beginning to turn. I have also had a catch up with a colleague of mine who has been intimately involved with the design and development of a full qualification and what it will look like. I will post further detail with regards that shortly.
With all the concern about the pending changes to the future of private providers, the uncertainty of the future of learnerships and the proposed roll-out of the National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) it is ironic that the demand for learnerships with a technical focus is growing exponentially. Judging by the trends below (obtained via trend analysis examining online searches in South Africa over the last 12 months), the demand is quite specifically focused on a limited number of…Continue