Support for competitive ethical organisations so the public and industry can thrive.

Pro-poor Policy Vulnerable Markets Workshop

Trends, characteristics and challenges embedded in youth and unemployed markets.

The Pro-poor Policy workshop addresses issues faced by employers, skills development providers and marketing teams who must attract youth to development interventions.  Many market failures exist, for example youth complain about inaccessible opportunity, while stakeholders often struggle to reach vulnerable beneficiary markets. With reference to studies, we journey through a synthesis of economics, psychology, marketing and education to construct viable, relevant policy frameworks.

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Drivers for SETA and QCTO accredited business success

Quality Management, choice of qualifications, correct SETA selection and quality assured learning material are critical drivers for a profitable training organisation.  

Emerging providers often overlook the value of competitive analysis and how this connects to the branding of the learning experience. Most select programmes already common in the market and maintain conventional features.

New providers should use every available opportunity to distinguish themselves from established competitors.

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Attending the Vulnerable Markets Workshop in Johannesburg

Who should attend this workshop about trends, characteristics and challenges embedded in the youth and unemployed markets?

Employers, skills development providers and marketing teams are among those who will benefit!  Many market dysfunctions exist, for example youth complain about inaccessible opportunity, while employers and training providers struggle to connect with viable beneficiary markets. Dysfunctions can be solved if there’s a synthesis of economics, marketing and education policy frameworks.

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SETA and QCTO accredited business

Quality Management, choice of qualifications, correct SETA selection and learning content approval are crucial to a successful training organisation. Emerging providers often overlook the value of competitive analysis and how this awareness connects to branding.

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Strategic Accreditation, Market Awareness and Business Growth

Education and training accreditation is much more than a compilation of documents satisfying regulatory procedures.

Appointing a consultant to ‘get you accredited’ can have dire consequences for your business. My question to clients is simple:

If you don’t understand how to set up the documentation for successful accreditation, how will you meet required standards (embedded in the documentation) once operational?

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#QCTO non viable #accreditation

The QCTO has been erupting for a while and we’ve all been wondering where the flow will go. 

You think your problem is the accreditation application till you’re accredited and not making money!

My clients are often accredited entities unable to SELL what they became accredited for.

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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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Promoting Accredited Training

28.6 Million internet users in South Africa, but how many find you? Many training organisations compete in the same qualification market using the same SAQA extracted content for marketing purposes. Sorry folks, qualifications and unit standard information was never intended for marketing! 

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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 have all stipends paid to learnership candidates refunded. The benefits exist in order to persuade companies to create opportunities for the unemployed.

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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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