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The Equity Policy Aim. A Misfire, Misfit or Missile? Workshop

The intentions of equity can be marred by a lack of pro-poor policy and uninformed processes diminishing meaningful outcomes.Vulnerability, Complexity and Being 'Equity' NEETMany organisations find opportunity and value in offering training to NEET youth to increase their employability and simultaneously achieve organisational equity targets.Is equity about 'evening the turf' or is it more loaded?Absorbing…
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10 NEET market composition facts

NEETs are people not in employment, nor in education and training. The statistics describing the NEET market composition can assist organisations with improving their strategies. NEET Market Facts 40.3%  about 15 million persons aged 15-64 years were NEET in South Africa in 2016 NEET rates are significantly higher for women than men across all the age…
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Poverty Markets, NEETs and Development

Education and training organisations are uniquely positioned to address market shifts, opportunities and align with government policy to alleviate poverty conditions. Diverse interventions can address market challenges, particularly those facing youth not in employment or education (NEETs). Who is most affected by poverty? Problem: What can we do about training and career development to shift…
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PIVOTAL Programmes and why SETAs fund them

SETAs drive industry specific skills development solutions directing funding according to rising demands for specific trades and occupations. Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning PIVOTAL is defined as Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes that result in occupational qualifications or part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework. CATHSSETA Policy Example CATHSSETA's  Discretionary grants policy provides a…
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How to Recruit Unemployed Candidates for #Learnerships

A recruitment strategy targeting unemployed youth can include  Department of Labour assistance. Employers, training providers or SETAs can ask the Department of Labor to help them find unemployed learners. The Department will search their database, hold interviews and make a list of the most suitable unemployed people for the learnership. Note: If you are a potential…
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Trends in Youth Unemployment Interventions

On Workers' Day in 2018, I joined a group in a Consciousness Cafe discussion shaped by youth who believed their greatest challenges related to self-esteem. Current Youth Development Features I decided to see if youth interventions address the issue of self esteem. Civil society, the private sector and government typically shape the nature of interventions…
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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. We want to treat our learners…
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Poverty, high school drop-outs and accredited training

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. RSVP for the Vulnerable Markets Workshop: The Youth and Unemployed If your business intends becoming Quality Council accredited (e.g. QCTO or…
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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? From Child to Youth Many South African children live in households where only a mother is…
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Managing Funded Learnerships from different SETAs

Conflict among learners can emerge at organisations who run different SETA interventions. Here's some advice on how to practice damage control. Different Funding can mean Different Stipends Two SETAs can fund the same qualification. This means one provider can roll out a qualification based on different funding obligations for the same intervention. When group A…
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Managing 18.2 Learnerships and Apprenticeships

Learnerships and apprenticeships have two primary target groups, the employed (18.1) and the unemployed (18.2). It's important to manage expectations in a way that ensures learners take ownership of their development. Most employers can't offer long term opportunity. What can you do for participants you can't employ? "Manage your future" Bootcamp Leonie assists employers and…
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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? Compelling factors shaping why, how and who for education and training organisations.  COLLEGES, PROVINCES AND POPULATION DYNAMICS The table below…
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Education and Training. Business and Poverty.

Poverty increases as economic growth declines. Education and training organisations are uniquely placed to address market opportunities and align with government policy. UNDERSTANDING POVERTY MARKETS Who are most affected by poverty? Stats SA  reported that the following South Africans are most likely to struggle in poverty: children aged 17 years and younger black Africans females…
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