THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT
The Act aims to develop the skills of the South African workforce and to improve the quality of life, improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of employers and to promote self-employment.
All businesses that are interested in claiming money back from their Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) must submit a workplace skills plan (WSP – a document declaring to the SETA what training the business will provide to the employees in the next 12 months) and an annual training report (ATR) (a document which allows employers to monitor the achievement of skills priorities and skills development objectives as outlined in the previous year’s WSP). Where there are differences between the WSP and the ATR, the ATR provides employers and the Skills Development Facilitator(SDFs) with an opportunity to analyse reasons for non-completion of planned training.
All too often business neglect to exploit the training opportunities available to them wherein their employees via the process of skills enhancement (up skilling), can become extremely productive participants in the business’s daily operations. Our highly qualified consultants will not only provide all the assistance, direction and expertise necessary to promote this development through skills development meetings, but just as importantly, they will ensure you get the maximum returns.