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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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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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Planning Workforce Job Transitions: 4 Job Similarity Examples

HR practitioners and unions must address labour skill set issues and plan transition paths for careers disrupted by technology. Viable job transitions can be identified once a declining job or field is matched to an in-demand group of jobs requiring similar skill-sets and knowledge. High, medium and low similarity jobs A close similarity between jobs…
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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. Viable Job Transitions A job transition is viable for employers when relevant transferable skills…
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Job Transition Methodology for Concerned People Development Practitioners

This post introduces an approach to planning for viable and desirable job transitions for careers disrupted by technology. South African education, training and development organisations wanting to expand into reskilling will need to find ways to identify declining and growing job markets. What makes a viable and desirable job transition? COMPARING FOR JOB SIMILARITY The…
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Business People Think in the Future: Reskilling and Upskilling Workers

Education, training and development organisations navigate paths across new terrain and lead markets into the future. This future changes at different speeds, with technology changing behavior and jobs.  As skills, jobs and qualifications become redundant, how we shape access to resources and nurture lifelong learning for the workforce becomes more complex and critical. Market Pressures Require…
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