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Zerelde Uys replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Employment Equity Amendments & Skills Development Assessments - body "authorised by law" in the group Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act
"I think this is exactly why in HR a very narrow interpretation results in 'if the assessment is not on the HPCSA list, we can't use it to fairly recruit...'. And so they lose sight of the fact that the assessment of skill is a…"
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Zerelde Uys replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Employment Equity Amendments & Skills Development Assessments - body "authorised by law" in the group Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act
"Agreed. I just experience HR Managers to be unsure of the differences, what the act actually allows or not, and therefore hesitant to engage in any practice that might put them at risk of non-compliance. We are often asked if our ELSA (English…"
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Zerelde Uys replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Employment Equity Amendments & Skills Development Assessments - body "authorised by law" in the group Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act
"Sylvia, does this not refer to the list of psychometric assessments approved by the HPCSA? It has caused a stir amongst HR practitioners not fully understanding the difference between psychometric assessments and skills assessments. "
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Zerelde Uys replied to Des Squire's discussion Has the skills revolution failed our youth?
"Sadly, I am in agreement. I think it is time to think out of the box again. When evaluating one's position using System's Thinking approach, there comes that critical question whether you are in a closed system or an open system....because…"
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Zerelde Uys replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is our educational system suffering from dissociative fugue? in the group Training Service Providers
"Brilliant! I confess that Wikipedia helped me to fully appreciate your metaphor - both in the context of the psychiatric disorder and the music... "
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Zerelde Uys replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What is the minimum size for a learning institution? in the group Training Service Providers
"No offence taken. It just amazes me that misrepresentations like these are the reasons for the SETA's continuously 'upping' the bureaucratic standards, but continuously missing the elimination of such behaviour - eg The ETDPSETA only…"
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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.
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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
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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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