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Operation Phakisa oceans economy/maritime sector skills development: Draft terms of reference for skills initiative working groups to be convened by SAIMI

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South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)


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The Skills Initiative Working Groups are intended to co-ordinate the implementation of the maritime skills development initiatives in the 3-foot plans of each Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy delivery unit. Their key deliverable will be a Skills Development Strategy, Framework and Implementation Plan for each delivery area - to be delivered to DHET by 1 December 2015. The intention is not to duplicate existing structures, but for these multi-stakeholder Skills Initiative Working Groups to work in close collaboration with government's Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy delivery units. Where the DHET Director-General's Operation Phakisa Skills Plan Steering Committee involves only government departments, the Working Groups described in this document will include representatives of: Operation Phakisa delivery units and working groups; Public and private sector education and training institutions; Academics and other experts in the relevant fields (particularly those already involved in Operation Phakisa and representing higher education institutions already active in this area); and Representatives of industry in the relevant sectors. SAIMI's role is to coordinate the establishment, administration and activities of these Skills Initiative Working Groups in collaboration with the DHET, and to provide the necessary secretariat, coordination and support services to the Skills Initiative Working Group activities. SAIMI must also ensure a continuous feedback loop between the Skills Initiative Working Groups and the DG's Skills Plan Steering Committee.

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