"Mmmm, I don't buy the story that "some work is better than no work". It still leads to total exploitation of desperate people who perform an essential service.
I think the time has come for these Domestics Workers to say…"
"R2 230.70 per month for a reliable person who runs and cleans a home, looks after the kids etc etc at the expense of her own life? It is still sheer exploitation of domestic workers. Shameful.
People who cannot afford these employees should do…"
"Yup! Quite a grey "fuzzy" area. - Typical of how the ETQA's do not talk to each other. Hopefully the QCTO will sort this out.
There are many such issues that need to be standardised (including the Verifiers who make their own…"
"I agree with Hannes 100%. We never return PoEs to the learners. Our QMS policy is to keep them for a minimum of 2 years AFTER verification - and you know how long some SETAs can take to verify! So it usually ends up about 4 - 5 years. -…"
I love the idea of a register and the idea of incompetent people being "struck off the roll" - just as they do to medical and legal practitioners who do not tow the line.
Perhaps this could be something that our…"
Thank you for this information. As things go forward, I would like to call upon all providers to object to the re-employment of Verifiers who have been found to be incompetent in conducting their duties. they seem to think that they…"
"Hear hear! - champion lady!
Talking about rights to be trained - we are experiencing an interesting development around the sense of entitlement that is emerging amongst people who want to embark on learnerships. We get many phone calls,…"
"Hi Louise - I agree. That's why one often has to "draai 'n os daarbinne" to not only customise the accredited learning, but to ensure that it addresses the real needs of the organisation (being careful not to violate the…"
"Hi Sylvia, this is absolutely AWESOME to hear - very well summarised, too. It was just the other week that I was bemoaning the QCTO's lack of progression, so I am going to have to go back and rectify those statements :-)
One of my REAL…"
"Now THAT is an interesting take! Perhaps that is why some of the underperforming employees are so threatened by learners on learnerships in some organisations. I certainly have experienced superior quality of work and commitment from…"
"Thank you Sylvia
I don't want to take to social media to vent my utter frustration with a certain SETA who can't even give us dates for the verification of 2013!! programmes. (You can imagine the frustration levels of our clients and…"
"I am in two minds about this:
The main purpose of learnerships is to enhance employability. And if done properly they certainly do just that!
The provision of UIF for the 18(2) learners will, on the one hand give the learners who are not…"
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Hi Irene! Thank you for reading my article. and I do agree with you, there are challenges as much as there are in every area of life and business. We as people need to understand that challenges don't mean we must stop, they are infact the price we need to pay to get where we want to be. We're all paying a price in some way or another for what we want to achieve in life. I believe I have a lot to learn from you, With so much years of experience in the training field, I believe you've seen it all and you are an inspiration to many. We need people like you.