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LMIP learning session 6: Review of the workspace skills plan and the annual training report

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Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP)

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Rust, Jennifer; Wildschut, Angelique


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The Ministerial Task Team on SETA Performance, as well as the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training (PSET) expressed concern about the quality of data received by SETAs from employers, and the limited potential for credible analysis of such data for skills planning. The White Paper on Post-School Education and Training1 thus calls for the review of the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and the Annual Training Report (ATR), both of which were replaced by Annexure 2 of the SETA Grant Regulations in April 2013. The new instrument that is proposed (to collect data from employers through the mandatory grant process is referred to as the Workplace Skills Plan (WSS). Towards the successful transition, DHET, SETAs and various stakeholders met in the learning session to build consensus regarding the elements and content of the proposed survey, and the implementation path moving forward. This challenge framed the space for discussion and engagement in this dedicated two-day learning session, which forms part of the LMIP Institutional Capacity Building series. Presentations from DHET skills planners, DHET staff involved in data management, as well as a DPRU researcher and SETA representatives, over the two days provided the basis for discussion and engagement. The dialogue was aimed at achieving four outcomes: Outcome one: The development of a common understanding of the proposed WSS. Outcome two: The sharing of proposals on the kinds of analyses that can be undertaken from the employer skills survey. Outcome three: Reflections on the quality of current data. Outcome four: Proposals on how the findings from the employer survey can/should be used to inform planning nationally.

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