Members would have seen the request to complete the survey for Higher Health posted yesterday. I was asked why I posted it.
Long story short – when things go wrong/awry is when one has a chance to make a difference.
Cynthia Reynders the Association of Private Providers of Education Training & Development (APPETD) Chief Executive officer (CEO) has agreed that she will include comments in her COVID-19 presentation to Higher Health – about the private Small Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) providers. I agreed to provide her with information.
My point to Cynthia (she agrees) is that APPETD represent large private providers – they may be national or even international. She agrees that she represents over 50% of large providers.
So in our legislation APPETD is serving on the National Skills Authority (NSA) – but the private SMME providers are not represented. So clearly Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) do not receive information about the private SMME training sub sector. Even acknowledging that there is a sub sector is a major step forward.
We have a registered professional body – Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).
We have national departments promoting development of SMMEs but the SMME training space is not being accommodated.
So now is your chance – what do you want me to put into a document to Cynthia (short – key points).
And please take the time to complete the survey – distributed yesterday.
Come on people – we are all hectically busy & pressured by the current situation – let’s make something positive out of it.