What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

  • The short supply of skilled staff is a serious obstacle to the competitiveness of industry in South Africa. The
  • Skills Development Act of 1998 aims to:
  • Develop skills for the South African work force;
  • Increase investment in education and training, and improve return on investments in those areas
  • Encourage employers to promote skills development by using the workplace as an active learning environment;
  • Encourage workers to participate in learnership and other training programmes;
  • Improve employment prospects by redressing previous disadvantages through training and education;
  • Ensure the quality of education and training in and for the workplace, and
  • Assist with the placement of first time work-seekers

 

What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan – WSP?

What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan WSP?
The Workplace Skills Plan serves to structure the type and amount of training for the year ahead, and is based on the skills needs of the organisation. A good WSP should consider current and future needs, taking into account gaps identified through a skills audit, the performance management system, succession planning initiatives, and any new process or technology changes planned for the year.

Management discusses the company’s goals with employees who in turn commit to the process of achieving these goals. Management gets the opportunity to discover talent as well as skills that they did know that they had.

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