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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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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO to the Rescue! QCTO Information Sharing Sessions - Register to Attend! in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Hi Sylvia, One would assume that if the QCTO has a mandate for qualification development then it should stand to reason that this should be extended to cover quality of the actual material??? I think the QCTO must make a point of raising this…"
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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Registration with DHET – how complicated is it really? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"But to put a spanner in the works In my opinion it only applies to the "Skills Providers who are offering the new Occupational or workplace qualifications" and or part qualifications.  On the QCTO web site there is a list of 6…"
Feb 10

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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Registration with DHET – how complicated is it really? in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO/SAQA/SETA
"Note a provider  must be registered with one of the three Quality councils - I quote - "The provisions will also compel all private providers of education and training to be registered with the Department and to be accredited by one of the…"
Feb 10

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Des Squire posted a blog post

National Minimum Wage - an opportunity

The planned signing of the national minimum wage that was to take effect in May 2018 has been postponed until further notice, following Cosatu’s request that they be granted time to consult its central executive committee at the end of the month.. Nedlac have drafted a deal that endorses the R20 per hour national minimum wage.  The minimum wage will amount to R3 500 per month for a 30 hour week or R3 900 for a 35 hour week.While the minimum wage when it comes into effect will be of concern to…See More
Feb 9

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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Can Occupational Learning Form the Foundation for a Beachelor's Degree? in the group Training Service Providers
"I am sure you have sent an appropriate response to the professor? What I loved about the above article is the reference in your last paragraph to "occupational, vocational and academic learning" and the integration that can…"
Feb 9

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Valantines day

"Thank you so much Des, I have been wanting to introduce my sparewheel to my husband and visa versa!  The free transport to the hospital - fantastic!!  Sold!! I needed that, thank you so much hahahaha"
Feb 9
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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The Principles of Adult Learning: the Totality Principle in the group Training Service Providers
"This is an open and transparent forum my dear - we can have no secrets not even about your looks - Ha Ha"
Feb 9

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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
At 1:04pm on October 23, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Well done on your new association - from skills-universe team
At 7:28pm on November 09, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Happy birthday Des and best wishes for a wonderful year from the skills-universe team
At 7:53am on November 09, 2012, Jared Shippel gave Des Squire a gift
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Happy Birthday Des.
At 5:06pm on May 03, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Thanks for the Acronyms :)
At 5:38pm on November 08, 2011, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Best wishes for a wonderful birthday

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