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Des Squire
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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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3rd article for school leavers

3   STUDY OPTIONS AFTER SCHOOLSo what options are available to you? What are you going to do now that you have left school? The options depend on a number of factors including your results. Have you passed matric? What are the financial considerations? What are your personal interests and abilities?  Assuming you have considered all the options we mentioned in the previous article you should have now arrived at a decision. Firstly, let us have a look at the study options assuming that this is…See More
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"Looks like 2017 might be a confusing year Hannes. "
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"Their new address is 41 wordworth street Senderwood Bedfordview 2007 Telephone numbers appear to be the same. They just don't care anymore. ETDP Seta have gone from bad to worse and no one seems to be worried. I had a response today to an…"
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At 16:37 on January 16, 2017,
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Tass Schwab
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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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