When deciding on a developer or a supplier of off-the-shelf SAQA-aligned outcomes-based learning material and assessments, the Training Provider's dilemma is how to evaluate the potential contractor or supplier.
Some time ago, the question arose of what guidelines can be given to training providers when they have to decide on contracting a designer/developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments or when they buy 'off-the-shelf' material.
The suggestions that…Continue
Hi South Africa,
a big thank you to all those that have responded to my earlier posting "The role of SETA's in implementing the NSDS III. it was indeed over whelming to know that people took the time to respond.
i am looking for items, articles, ejournals, publications and discussion on the following question: " How are the SERVICES SETA implementing the Skills Development Strategy III ? "
you welcome to inbox me or email me at :…Continue
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I attended an international early childhood development conference two weeks ago. Some of the discussions were around children’s aggressive behaviour.
A lecturer from a university said that they while they were doing research in a school, they asked the grade 1 scholars to make their own class rules. The first rule that the girls made was that the boys should not be allowed to rape them during break. At that age I did not even know of the existence of the word rape, but…Continue
Added by Steve Wertheim on July 27, 2012 at 11:47 — No Comments
While South Africa was spared the worst effects of the global crisis which hit many developed and emerging market economies in 2008, it is crucial that the country prepares for the possibility that this may not always be the case.
In order to maintain its ability to be globally competitive and grow its economy, South Africa needs renewed commitment by both the private and public sectors to nurture and grow the skills of its workforce in order to foster meaningful…
Added by Dylan James on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 — No Comments
ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING MR G.F QONDE AT THE BHP BILLITON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2012 HELD AT THE CSIR IN PRETORIA ON THE 25 – 26 JULY 2012
Delivered on behalf of Mr Qonde by Mr Mvuyisi Macikama
Programme Director, Principals of Industry, labour, government, community, institutions of training and other institutions, the organisers, Ladies and…Continue
Added by Dylan James on July 26, 2012 at 10:30 — No 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…Continue
Added by Zerelde Uys on July 25, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments
Local employers are having a hard time. They are not only struggling to fill vacant positions for high-skilled workers, but they are also struggling to keep their employees at work! According to a recent Adcorp Employment Index, there are now as many as 829 800 unfilled positions for high-skilled workers in South Africa, with senior management and professionals (medicine, engineering, etc.) suffering the most from shortages. And this in spite of the fact that South African…Continue
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Thursday being the tiring night of a working week, left me very two-minded to attend KAP International safety boots launch.
Dragging myself to pluck on the courage to be a good wife and accompany my husband quickly had a splash and placed on my much need mask to hide the tired lines.
Getting lost for 45 min and cursing the poor GPS left me very despondent on how this night was going to end.
Finally phoning the venue Durbanville Hills Winery and…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on July 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
by Prof Jonathan Jansen
My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.
It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker's children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…
Added by Cindy Payle on July 20, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments
HI, I am collating information for my Masters in Education (UWC) on the role of SETA's in implementing the National Skills Strategy 3 in the workplace environment: Case study of the Services SETA in Johannesburg.
I am currently living in the Middle East and would really appreciate any assistance, ie, suggestions, questions, advice & references. Thank you - Stay Blessed. . .
Learnerships offer opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to become qualified professionals in the ECD field. Learnerships challenge established ways of teaching methods. One of the biggest challenges is to ensure that the training is translated into performance in the working environment, namely the ECD sites.
Teaching for transfer is one of the most important goals in education. Learners should gain knowledge and skills that they can use and…Continue
It appears that the economy as well as the efficient and effective training of our human capital are mere political chat talks between the political powers and the corporate "fat cats" who show very little interest in the aspirations of the masses of our unemployed youth.
The difficulty appears to be the absolute incompetent people that are put in charge of ensuring that Training & Development of our human capital really takes place. It is criminal of those responsible…Continue
Do you have intellectual property such as training courses, policies, procedures, processes, templates, tools, formulas, etc that are not working for you. The-Business-Box is your answer. We will be officially launching in the next 4 to 6 weeks so please contact me so that we can include your offering. Please visit www.the-business-box.com
for more details (please look at the "Supplier" tab. A final note- please remember that…
Added by Myles Hopkins on July 12, 2012 at 14:24 — No Comments
The Constitution, Section 29, entrenches the right to education. Currently section 29 reads as follows:
(1) Everyone has the right-
(a) to a basic education, including adult basic education; and
(b) to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.
(2) Everyone has the right to receive education in the official…Continue
Job profiles which are also called job descriptions set out details of the functions, duties and responsibilities for a particular job.
One of the main objectives of a good job profile is to assist in the recruiting process. The profile if properly set out can be of great assistance to the manager conducting the interview and will assist in determining if the applicant is a good fit for the position.
In addition if the job profile outlines specific and key competencies required…Continue
Added by Des Squire on July 11, 2012 at 7:32 — No Comments
Wake-up from being awake. Economic freedom in the blink of an eye, thus we’ll have it in our life time. Like it or not planet earth is facing economic disasters, created by our greediness and our own foolish and corrupt education that instigate planetary degradation by generating careers just for beefing up the money mongers economy. Skills based economy!!! It’s not your potential, wisdom, creativity and passion that determines what you have to be in this life; it’s this cruel economy and…Continue
Added by Kgatelopele Makua on July 9, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments
Recognition of Prior Learning and its relationship to the QCTO
Now is the time for companies to address the issue
Background and/or update
The review of the NQF on the recommendation of the Ministers of Education and Labour took place during the course of 2007/2008 and became law by means of the Skills Development Amendment Act No. 37 of 2008: and the National Qualifications Framework Act, No. 67 of 2008 thereby repealing The South African Qualifications Authority Act,…Continue
It’s the beginning of tax season and during an announcement about the upcoming period Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan made the following statement:
“What we are trying to generate is the right kind of values in our society, values that say we must be honest about what we earn, values that say that we must declare honestly, values which say that we recognise that our taxes are going to contribute to the wellbeing of other South Africans that are not as well off as we…Continue