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The PSETA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 27th November 2014.

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Opening the public service as a training space for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Learners

Section 8.4.3 of the White Paper for Post School Education and Training urges employers to make available opportunities for apprenticeships, learnership and internships (including student interns) in the public service at national, provincial and municipal level, in state agencies such as the defence force and the police, in public educational institutions and in state owned enterprises. It is essential that the public sector is opened up as a training space to the greatest extent possible not only to meet the very significant skills needs of government but also to ensure that government plays its role in addressing national skills shortages. PSETA is planning to engage stakeholders around this subject in a forum setting both at provincial level and for national departments. See the attached circular for more details.

Youth Unemployment

The recently released results of the Census 2011 present a very interesting demographic distribution of South Africa’s population, that we are a youthful and vibrant country. This is what the NDP terms an arrival at a “sweet-spot” in our demographic transition. We have a proportionally high number of “working-age” population and low numbers of the young and old. Ideally, this should present a perfect window for the country’s economic growth.

On the contrary, this presents both an opportunity on the one hand and an enormous challenge on the other as the majority of these young South Africans are unemployed. This scenario is compounded by acute shortage of skills and is threatening economic growth and employment creation. The situation is reminiscent of a paradox: skills shortage amidst high levels of unemployment. The NDP, which makes some very important observations about the country’s 2030 path, also notes that South Africans between the ages 15 and 29 will make up more than a quarter of the population in 2020.

To mitigate these challenges, a business as unusual approach to Skills Development is required, some rigorous and concrete strategies needs to be carefully implemented. more



Learner intake increases across government departments

The PSETA Learning Programmes Department is responsible for raising the qualifications bar for underqualified Public Service sector employees, encouraging Workplace Based Skills Development , advocating and implementing PIVOTAL programmes within the Public Services sector for the unemployed, increasing the number of employed and unemployed learners on Artisanship and Trades Learning Programmes as well as ensuring compliance with relevant Learnership regulations. more




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