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Zerelde Uys replied to Farrah T Schwab's discussion The Plight of the Fresh Graduate & an Unresponsive Job Market
"Excellent post, Farrah - enough to make me respond!  I identify with your frustration as I experience this through my own two daughters. You cannot imagine how much I want to get involved in their job-seeking process to tell everything about…"
Mar 12

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Zerelde Uys replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"I am following the comments by two very competent and informed Academics with excellent experience in the private provision sector. It does nothing to make me less concerned about the implementation of the QCTO in general! Great philosophy, but…"
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Zerelde Uys replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Thanks for an honest and real record of your experience. And to have been brave enough to even attend as a Private Provider..."
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Zerelde Uys replied to Ashwell Glasson's discussion The Jobs Fund and its potential job-enabling role for many sectors in South Africa
"Supports my thinking to avoid the current system as far as possible. I also find that there are roleplayers willing (or desperate enough) for good solutions to give such innovative thinking a go. We specifically focus on the Literacy…"
Feb 21

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Zerelde Uys replied to Ashwell Glasson's discussion The Jobs Fund and its potential job-enabling role for many sectors in South Africa
"This is excellent news. Thanks for the feedback and explanation of the difference in approach. Certainly seems to be the recipe for success and confirms the old saying of not trying to continue doing things the same way whilst expecting…"
Feb 21

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Zerelde Uys replied to Des Squire's discussion What do we mean by accreditation and related matters? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Please correct me if I am wrong here. My understanding of the terminology used in relation to training material: A learning programme can be NQF aligned but not necessarily have Approval status. This further 'status' requires the material…"
Feb 13

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Zerelde Uys left a comment for Lutfiyya mahomed
"Hi Lutfiyya, mail me zerelde@kaleidoprax.co.za. 012-991-2434."
Jan 31

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Zerelde Uys is now friends with Lutfiyya mahomed and Suvrajit D Chowdhury
Jan 31

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Zerelde Uys added a discussion to the group Training Service Providers
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Assessor Training in Port Elizabeth

I am offering an Assessor course in PE from 10 - 13 February 2014 if anyone wants to join the group. Inbox me for detail. See More
Jan 29

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Zerelde Uys replied to David Loubser's discussion Evaluate your technical training quality in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"I am in full agreement of your criteria. I would just not think that this only applies to Technical training. It is the foundations of any effective and efficient learning approach. But we do not see this implemented well enough I am afraid...it is…"
Oct 21, 2013

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Tell us about what you do
Provider of ELSA, English Literacy Skills Assessment, standardised instrument to determine comfort level in English learning environment.
Fundamental literacy learning programme provider.
NQF capacity building consultant and provider of ETD practitioner training in NQF landscape.
What companies or organisations are you with?
The Kaleidoprax Institute

Zerelde Uys's Blog

The correlation between educational grades and literacy levels

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 17:42 0 Comments

Many a Human Resource practitioner have been faced with this problem; the Literacy levels of employees present very low – even for highly educated candidates. Can it be accurate?

 

The definition of Functional Literacy should be revisited: Having the reading and writing skills necessary for everyday living, including work. Theoretically this implies a skills level equivalent to eight years of formal schooling in the language in which…

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Why the need for more ABET?

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 12:03 0 Comments

At a time in the South African training landscape where the concept ‘ABET’ elicits quite negative reactions, why would one bother to invest in yet another ABET programme?

Taking cognisance of the fact that Employers have not seen much of a return on ABET investment, and that learners do not seem to take full advantage of the opportunities judging to the high drop-out rates, one indeed needs to reflect on the sensibility of developing new product or embarking on new projects.…

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Totally stupid provider got it right!

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 12:26 17 Comments

In follow-up to the posting on August 11, I would like to announce that the ETDPSETA has finally managed to evaluate my three levels of ABET Literacy programmes and has declared them APPROVED!

Even though I am very thankful to be able to continue with this line of business, I am convinced that the process to comply to the requirements should not be so energy draining and definitely should not take this much time and effort from the client-end to drive the progress. I will continue to…

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Am I the only totally stupid training provider?

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 14:17 49 Comments

I have been a fully accredited provider with ETDPSETA for some years now – although working on small scale as compared to Learnership delivering providers. I have successfully presented developed and aligned learning programmes (of which one is the Develop and Design course) for approval, and I have regularly negotiated the increasingly bureaucratic quality assurance system to upload learners with success. (Without much hope that it really ensures quality learning...but that’s another…

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At 8:48am on April 23, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Zerelde Uys a gift
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Happy Birthday Zerelde all the very best for a great day and a successful year. We really appreciate the valuable contribution that you make to our community. from sylvia and the skills-universe team
At 12:41pm on April 23, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Zerelde Uys a gift
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Best wishes Zerelde for a wonderful birthday from the skills-universe team
At 12:47pm on April 23, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Zerelde Uys a gift
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Happy birthday Zerelde from the skills-universe team
At 12:08 on August 15, 2011, len stevens said…
Hello Zerelde! ... that you are not alone in your frustration may be of some consolation -- but "back at the ranch" -- isn't this totally an area for the Minister himself to address? Maybe if an avalanche of emails, phone-calls, etc is levelled at him, there may be some action? He's been making all the right "sounds" in the various media -- and surely we are entitled to "call him out" on his utterances? Remember the old saying ... "The squeaking wheel, gets the grease!" Go for the TOP!  Let go the "minions"!  Len.
At 21:05 on August 12, 2011, Nelendran A M Soobiah said…

Dear Z

 

we as training providers will always get the non support from the current regime so i think we wasting our skills and professionlism  in this country as the powers that be are not worth worrying our heads about as they will not even match a percent of our intelligence .

equally fed up t

At 8:05 on July 22, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Thank you, Zerelde. Enjoy a great day.

 

At 17:13 on July 21, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Hi Zerelde

Do you know of any training providers in Cape Town who might be looking for facilitators/assessors/moderators?

Regards,

Sharon

At 17:29 on April 28, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Thank you for the compliment. We had the best facilitator. You just know how to bring out the best in people.

I am looking for freelance work currently. I am also a qualified moderator. Just completed some moderation today. Was good.

At 16:58 on April 28, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Hi Zerelde

How are you? Just want to say thank you once again for the Assessor Training two years ago. You are really the best.

Regards,

Sharon

 
 
 

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