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Des Squire
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  • Johannesburg
  • South Africa
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Tell us about what you do
I was born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Following my Primary Education I entered a religious order to complete my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates while at the same time training to be a teacher.
My studies included Child Psychology, Philosophy, Theology and Teaching Methods under the guidance of a Master Educator.
In 1978 I got married and immigrated to South Africa. I spent the greater part of my career in the life assurance industry until my retrenchment in 1998.
I have a small training and consultancy business called "AMSI and Associates cc" specialising in ODETDP, Management/Supervisory/Disciplinary interventions as well as training for skills development and EE committee members .
I am qualified and registered as an SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator, Course Developer and Verifier with various SETAS.
I write on a variety of issues and have developed self study and training manuals on topics such as HIV/AIDS, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Management, supervisory HR and IR related issues. (Contact me for more information)
I am a member of the Ethics Institute of SA (MS 499/2010) and an ‘Affiliate’ Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

SOME SELF STUDY MANUALS WRITTEN BY DES SQUIRE
Life, Love, relationships and HIV/AIDS
A handbook for managers
Managing the Disciplinary process
HIV/AIDS – It’s your problem too
Everyone’s guide to HIV and Aids
HIV and Aids in the workplace
The Way forward – a guide to life and the world of work
School is over – what now? (a handbook for school leavers)
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Apply Innovative thinking

Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.

I am available as a consultant on ODETD related issues, EE and Skills Development Forum establishment and training or for public speaking engagements. I consult and train on a variety of topics and issues for clients in the mining, retail, hotel, technology and engineering industries

Web Site - www.amsiandassociates.co.za
Blog page - www.amsiandassociates.co.za/blog/

e-mail address - des@amsiandassociates.co.za
What companies or organisations are you with?
AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc - 082 800 9057

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2nd article for school leavers

2.   Making decisions related to your future Should I go to varsity or should I work for a year or two? In order to help you make this decision let me ask you how you feel right now. Can you cope with another three to five years of study? Do you feel like a rest? Do you want to carry on with your studying and get it behind you? Do you think a rest from the books might be a good idea? How do you really feel? The majority of young people leaving school, whose parents can afford the costs…See More
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Des Squire replied to Mariska Homan's discussion Assessor - What happends when a qualification is replaced? in the group Discussions on Assessment & Moderation
"To the best of my knowledge when a qualification is replace it states so on the document. so in this instance it will state "qualification 67466 has been replaced by 71490" All that has happened is the qualification has been given an…"
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Annette Loubser liked Des Squire's blog post Do TVET Colleges have a role to play in alleviating pressure on universities?
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Tando Qeqe commented on Des Squire's blog post Do TVET Colleges have a role to play in alleviating pressure on universities?
"Bernard One of the portfolios I managed was Apprenticeship programme. The interesting findings after having spoken to employees in the plant during my operational problem solving training, was the amount of Min N 4-N 6 employees working as…"
Jan 14
Xolile Hans commented on Des Squire's blog post Do TVET Colleges have a role to play in alleviating pressure on universities?
"Thank You for all for your input in this matter as this is my challenge with our schooling system where you might find that motivating learners at Grade 9 to go to TVET is taking salaries from teachers who would lose learners that were…"
Jan 13
Bernard Botha commented on Des Squire's blog post Do TVET Colleges have a role to play in alleviating pressure on universities?
"Des, The reply by Xolile Hans caught my eye, that magical N6 once again.  Private (and public) TVET colleges market the Engineering studies N4 to N6 as a way to become an "engineer" in one the three popular fields, electrical,…"
Jan 13

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At 16:37 on January 16, 2017,
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Thank you Des for being such a constant presence with so much valued input and articles. 

At 13:07 on October 19, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

extension of scope to assess :

At 11:25 on October 19, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

Dear Des

I am so confused by now, as I am battling to get my scope renewed by INSETA just because I don't have a qualification higher than my certificate in Insurance and even though I have authentic proof of 30 years in the Insurance Industry and various written confirmations that I am a subject matter expert from various accredited training providers and individuals. So I am forced to only facilitate cannot assess anymore..... I have given up.....do you have a suggestion?

At 14:26 on October 14, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

Dear Des

Dear Des

I am so confused by now, as I am battling to get my scope renewed by INSETA just because I don't have a qualification higher than my certificate in Insurance and even though I have authentic proof of 30 years in the Insurance Industry and various written confirmations that I am a subject matter expert from various accredited training providers and individuals. So I am forced to only facilitate cannot assess anymore..... I have given up.....

At 16:30 on May 26, 2016, Zukiswa Baqwa-Mdletye said…
I am teaching mathematics from grade 9-12 in a high school
At 5:25pm on November 09, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Dear Des, it's very late in the day to wish you a happy birthday. We hope that you are having a good one & the very best for the coming year. Thank you for your valuable contribution. Regards sylvia
At 11:52am on March 17, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Thanks Des - that is most helpful - have a great day - sylvia
At 10:45am on November 09, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Best wishes Des for a really great day and a wonderful year. Thank you for your enormous contribution to our community - we value you very highly. Warm regards from sylvia & the skills-universe team
At 8:56am on February 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Thanks Des more than I expected - have a great day :)
At 3:56pm on November 09, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Happy birthday Des - all the very best wishes for a really great day and a year that is successful in the way that you would want - from sylvia Alan and the skills-universe team

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