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Implementation of Learnerships

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Need information: Early Childhood Development

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Don't give up, I know you can!
"Thanks for sharing a positive message."
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Jennifer Williams's discussion Services SETA in the group Training Service Providers
"We were in a similar position with the ETDP SETA.  There was also a forensic investigation.  Fraud was committed with the verification/ uploading of competencies.  We were endorsed after verification and then had to wait four months…"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Cas Olivier's discussion How do we empower our learners to think, in fact how to learn? in the group Training Service Providers
"We should teach our children from pre-school years to be thinker.  People must realize that critical thinking skills can be learned.  We underestimate children (and often also our students!).  Keep Vygotsky’s theory in mind…"
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"Hi, it is a good idea, Sylvia.  It will help to avoid people trying to get access for the wrong reason."
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"Lynell, my guess is that you don’t understand it because it does not make sense?  Have you noticed that there were many views to your blog but no responses – I think there are more of us that do not understand. If I look at the one…"
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post SMOKING AT WORK
"Celeste, I believe that one should not generalize.  I do not believe that all smokers are 'stealing' time from their companies.  i am sure there are many people that do not smoke and sit at their desk all the time but they maybe…"
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Claudia Nicholl commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post SMOKING AT WORK
"Hi Linzi I am a smoker and I don't agree with you :-) (what would you expect?). Unfortunately, "Most chronic diseases of lifestyle are NOT smoking related: high blood pressure being the most prevalent non-occupationally induced illness in…"
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Johan Venter commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post SMOKING AT WORK
"I'm not a smoker, and I don't support smoking at work. However, I have a number of staff members that do smoke at work and I expect them to deliver the same results as their colleagues that do not smoke. The "three weeks" of…"
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Linzi Smith commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post SMOKING AT WORK
"Hi Everyone, I think that we are missing the point here. Smoking is bad for health. When the law was passed to restrict smoking to certain areas, it was done purely on the basis of trying to reduce health costs in the nation.  If we look at…"
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Celeste Maxime Lackay commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post SMOKING AT WORK
"Hi Wilma I am sorry to say it, but I am a smoker and do smoke at work. That being said however, I don't in any way feel that I am conning my employer due to the fact that we all take our tea at our desks and very seldom (if ever) take our…"
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SMOKING AT WORK

I read an interesting article in the Weekend Argus of 15 March 2014, THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING AT WORK Tony Healy discussed smoking at work in his article. He said that employers are entitled to impose a ban or reduce pay for breaks taken. I am sure that smokers were and will be up in arms when they read this.Smokers are entitled to smoke before and after work, during their lunch and tea breaks. This is unfortunately not happening in most instances.My husband was a smoker and quit smoking about…See More
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!
"It will be interesting to hear the comments from other people that are employed at FET Colleges.  I read some of the documents but could not find any reference to unfunded programmes like the SAQA courses that are offered."
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Tell us about what you do
Programme Manager at College of Cape Town - Education and Training, includes Early Childhood Development (ECD)Department.
Involved in lecturing, managing programmes, assessment, moderating, etc. of the following programmes:
* Level 1 Basic Certificate in ECD
* Level 4 National FET Certificate: ECD
* Level 5 Higher Certificate in ECD
* Level 5 National Diploma in ECD
* Level 5 Certificate: Education
* NCV Education & Training
* Short Courses/ Skills: Conduct Outcomes-based Assessment,

I also do external assessment and moderation for ECD-courses/ programmes.
My main 'responsibility' is for the learnerships that we offer, sponsored by EPWP and managed by the Western Education Department.

Umalusi External Moderator, INTEC assessor and moderator
What companies or organisations are you with?
College of Cape Town, Umalusi, INTEC

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SMOKING AT WORK

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 21:30 5 Comments

I read an interesting article in the Weekend Argus of 15 March 2014, THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING AT WORK Tony Healy discussed smoking at work in his article. He said that employers are entitled to impose a ban or reduce pay for breaks taken. I am sure that smokers were and will be up in arms when they read this.

Smokers are entitled to smoke before and after work, during their lunch and tea breaks. This is unfortunately not happening in most instances.

My husband…

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 22:30 4 Comments

A while ago Sylvia commented on the collective agreement and I tried to find it but was unsuccessful.

I am a lecturer at an FET College and as many people know, we have now moved over to DHET.  A collective agreement was signed.…

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Focus on Learning Outcomes?

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 22:05 0 Comments

Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…

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Notional Hours for Learnerships: 40/60 or 30/70?

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 20:36 2 Comments

I am trying to find out what exactly the notional hours for a learnership are.  Some places/ websites indicate that it is 70% workplace and 30% contact time of the notional hours.  Others indicate a 60%:40% ratio.…

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Strategic Planning ... Serious Business?

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 17:28 0 Comments

I realize that strategic planning is ‘serious business’, but I am looking for creative ideas to make a strategic planning more interesting.

 I know many ice breakers, but not anything ‘new’ and/ or…

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At 21:37 on October 15, 2013, Tilly Reddy said…
Thanks Wilma
Time is always a challenge. It seems like it will be worth all the effort. Thanks once again. Regards Tilly
At 6:29 on April 3, 2013, Cas Olivier said…

Hallo Wilma, my email address is casper@mweb.co.za

At 9:10 on September 18, 2012,
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Hannes Nel
said…

Hello Wilma, Thank you for showing interest in my comments and ideas. I would gladly respond to yours. However, I am not an authority on "civil society" and have learned that one should not air your opinion if you don't really know what you are talking about. Of course I have my own opinion, but really, it is not worth much. I hope you will understand. On the Skills Universe issue - I have actually decided to limit my participation because I still feel that one is misusing them as a "free marketing" opportunity when you use your company's name in your comments and because they don't focus on QA of ETD as we do. On the other hand, not identifying yourself would be a waste of time; so yes, one is actually misusing them and this makes me feel unfomfortable. Regards, Hannes Nel

At 15:37 on September 16, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hi Wilma -

I have read your blogpost and the subsequant value bearing comments of the participants with great interest. Hereafter I visited  the article quoted by Des - also with great interest.

In order for me to understand more about the concept of civil society, I  also looked at what SACSIS (The South African Civil Society Information Centre has to say about the topic.

Des indicated that if it can be seen  as professional associations, religious groups, labour unions, citizen advocacy organisations, that give voice to various sectors of society and enrich public participation in democracies, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be identified as civil societies.

Further common terms to describe a civil society used are NGO, NPO, charity, voluntary sector and so on.

The Centre for Civil Society at John Hopkins University (London, UK) defines a civil organisation as: "Any organisation whether formal or informal, that are not part of the apparatus of government, that do not distribute profits........that on self-governing, and in which participation is a matter of free choice. Both member-serving and public-serving organisations are included. Embraced within this definition, therefore, are private, not-for-profit health providers, scools, advocacy groups, social service agencies, anti-poverty groups, development agencies, professional associations.......and many more"

As confirmed by Des it is clear that many definitions for civil society exist.

From my perspective both Skills Portal and Skills Universe are the places where all stakeholders in the development of human resources meet. This would include matters of all aspects of the world of work - as pointed out by Sylvia.

I also had a look at the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa.

During the little research done by me on the topic of civil society the first thought that came to my mind was (and perhaps still is) - this has something to do with politics.

However - if you consider all of the above and you also look at civil society from the perspectives highlighted by Des and Sylvia then I support them when they indicate that, based on these perspectives, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be civil societies. 

 

At 19:41 on September 15, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hello Wilma -

Thanks for you good wishes - I appreciate your kind words.

Yes, I will read through your article and give you feedback shortly.

Regards.

At 20:11 on April 15, 2012, Xandra Malapane said…

Thanks for the quick response Wilma:o)

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At 13:17 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Thanks for the reply Wilma.My course consists of starting a day care,child development,health safety and nutrition,the physical environment and administration its for a 820 certificate.I intend on completing it before march ends but I am not to sure where to go from there or how to gain experience while I study.I would like mentoring if possible or advice on what are my options
At 13:15 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Thanks for the reply Wilma.My course involve starting a day care,child development,health safety and nutrition,the physical environment and administration its for a 820 certificate.I intend on completing it before march ends but I am no to sure where to go from there or how to gain experience while I study.I would like mentoring if possible or advice on what are my options
At 11:22 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Hi Wilma,I'm glad to have found an enthusiastic and motivational individual as yourself.I'm hoping to learn more from you and keep on being inspired.I am currently studying the foundation phase ECD course through Intec.I would like to know if there are ways of obtaining experience for this while I'm studying as assistant teacher for instance.Your suggestions would be highly appreciated
 
 
 

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