Jared Shippel


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  • #24738

    Jared Shippel
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    Hannes, firstly your question is one that is long overdue and possibly a lot more complex than meets the eye. The term you have used, vocational learning practitioner, is important to note. Although the entire L&D value chain is critical, the focus seems to be placed on those at the coal-face – educators.

    Different types of educators, however, require differing skillsets. Lecturers, trainers and facilitators are not one and the same thing, and while I agree that there needs to be both educational and practical experience, there are a range of “soft” skills that are far more important in the latter two. Cas summed this up very well in his three points. The third point speaks to true facilitation and capacitation of learners from a knowledge and practical application perspective. Lecturing has its place, but in my opinion the pure lecturing modality actually holds back vocational training.

    Without any question assessors and moderators need to have a higher degree of knowledge and practical application so as to be as fair as possible to the learners (whether conferring a qualification or not). This is more effectively regulated than vocational trainers and facilitators, which is a massive issue in and of itself.

    I firmly believe that anyone who stands up in front of a group of learners for the purposes of educating them must have suitable qualifications according to the subject matter and skills being transferred – or there is most likely no transfer. This does not necessarily mean that one has to have tertiary qualifications specifically related to ETD, but a thorough understanding of pedagogy and multi-modal learning is essential.

    A completely separate skillset is required in each of the different L&D functions, such as QA, and each requires its own set of skills, depending on the level of that function and the amount of supervision required.

    I am not of the opinion that all aspects of the ETD process require a practitioner to have tertiary qualifications specifically related to ETD but all facilitators and trainers must have a very strong understanding of the entire ETD process as delineated by the SETAs and SAQA and preferably should have tertiary qualifications or vast experience in the subject they are training or facilitating. This is even more critical when disseminating technical skills and knowledge.

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  • #18745

    Jared Shippel
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    Thanks so much for the comment Kate. I use a few targeted pages, but essentially I posted on our business Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/kvrqhubeka) and several of the learership groups on Facebook as well as with specific friends of mine who have access to or contact with potential learners. I also posted on Skills Universe and on Careers Portal.

    If you have any contacts that would be willing to employ or host these young people in learnerships, internships or gainful employment, please contact me and we can discuss this further. My email is jared@kvrtraining.com.

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  • #18747

    Jared Shippel
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    I agree with you both. From my perspective, my business and I will make every effort to help as many of these young people as possible. We can oly do it with your help, though.

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  • #39658

    Jared Shippel
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    Charity, please go to the Facebook page for SAPTA and contact Adolph Kaestner, who heads up the Gauteng region. Let him know that I referred you to him. He is responsible for, among other things, the arrangement of events in the region.

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  • #18749

    Jared Shippel
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    Thank you very much Lynel.

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