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Implementation of Learnerships

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Need information: Early Childhood Development

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!
"Thanks, Sylvia.  Looks interesting.  I have started reading it."
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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!
"Hi Wilma, I've added two documents to the bottom of your discussion - please have a look and tell me if it's what you were looking for."
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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!
"Hi Wilma - I searched first on bargaining councils and came up with this discussion - it's not what you're looking for but might be the next course you want to attend - being created by universities and bargaining councils. Dispute…"
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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!

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.  I realized that as manager it is important that I need to understand the collective agreement.  Every time I looked at the ‘stacks’ of pages I continued with other work!I have involved in various discussions on the topic but is still not clear what the implications are.…See More
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"My sincere asympathy. I see this as a gesture of honouring your wife by sharing it with us. God will carry you."
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"STILL WONDERING WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE NQF? Nobody responded to this blog and I am still in the dark.  On another blog, similar to this topic, there were comments.  We reported to SAQA and the ETDP SETA the concern that Level 5 is no…"
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"Hi, Evadne You are very quiet.  I want to invite you to post a blog on Skills Universe.  Did you know that there is a group for ECD. Regards Wilma"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi, Claire This is interesting, but it does not make sense.  What about skills programmes?  And what about unit standards like CONDUCT OBE Assessment?  There are some unit standards that can be offered as stand alones. Unfortunately…"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Keith Maseko's discussion Procrastination - by Keith Maseko
"Keith - well-said!  You presented this topic in such a lively way that it was enjoyable to read.  I forwarded this to a few people that I know that also has this "IMPORTANT" job!"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion Implementation of Learnerships
"Nicolene, you can mail me a quote and a brief lay out of the course.  The College will not pay for the training due to budget constraints, but I would like to make a proposal to another company. I have invited you as a friend and you can then…"
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Nicolene Rose- Innes replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion Implementation of Learnerships
" Hi Wilma Wishing you and your team a great new year Would you be interested in  materials  and facilitation  for  mentors at the ECD centers, where Northlink ECD  learners are placed for their workplace…"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion Implementation of Learnerships
"Thank you for the information, Sylvia.  I will have a look at it. Yes, it is interesting.  I have never thought about exactly how and when learnerships started."
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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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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT ... a mouthful!

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 22:30 3 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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SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 21:03 0 Comments

I read a research paper that I would like to recommend :  “An exploration of successful school leadership in a challenging school context:  Case studies of two Secondary School in Soweto”.  The research was done by Linda Ramatseba in 2012 in…

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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)

At 8:03pm on March 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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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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