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Applying critical and visionary thinking in education, training and economic development spaces.

SETA and QCTO Accreditation, Systems and Markets Markets Markets

Organisations operating in the accredited education and training space are looking at increasing their competitive advantages.

Many apply for an extension of scope to offer more qualifications or additional electives. They increase their chances of success if the qualifications they wish to offer are selected based on current and measurable potential market traction as opposed to hopeful assumptions.

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Trends in Youth Unemployment Interventions

On Workers’ Day, I joined a group in a Consciousness Cafe discussion shaped by youth who believed their greatest challenges related to self-esteem.

This compelled me to research if youth interventions address this issue. Civil society, the private sector and government typically shape the nature of interventions targeting youth, yet possibly do so with little, if any, direct input from intended youth beneficiaries.

Youth interventions must match the complexity of their needs. With employment difficulties increasing and compounded by the impacts of an unequal society, complex interventions are required to address youth challenges.

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How Much Stipend Should We Pay Unemployed Learnership Candidates?

Organisations have raised interesting questions regarding how to structure financial benefits for unemployed youth on learnerships.

Companies who absorb unemployed youth are awarded BEE points, rebates and can be refunded all stipends paid to learnership candidates.

The benefits exist in order to persuade companies to create opportunity for the unemployed.

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3 TRAINING DEALS THAT COULD TURN SOUR

No one likes to lose a deal, but turning them away because you’re uncertain if you can honour client expectations and maintain product integrity is pure pain.

If you’re in this position, it’s time to access expert support that includes structured technical instruction and policy advice.

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Why the Workforce Finds some Job Transitions Undesirable

Job transition strategies are key to reducing retrenchment and unemployment. Savvy HR practitioners will need to identify which positions are most threatened and how these workers can be productive elsewhere in the organisation. However not all opportunities are appealing to the workforce.

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Business and Poverty. Opportunity for you?

Education and training organisations are uniquely placed to address market shifts, opportunities and align with government policy to try alleviate poverty conditions.

When doing this, many interventions can be funded by government or business.

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Is your business tapping into the Youth Market?

Diversified development interventions need to address the youth market and it’s myriad problems. Do you know where the youth come from and how they feed into the labour market, looking for employment or education?

Are they looking for you?

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Training Market Strategy and TVET Competition

Colleges, provinces and population dynamics.

Which province has the least or most colleges and does it matter? What can we learn about market opportunities when data shapes the story?

Gaps for youth and unemployed development?

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