ROADSHOW 2011
on
NSDS III and the 2011/-12 SLA
JOHANN ENGELBRECHT
Minister’s Foreword on the Strategy
 Priority will be given to strengthening the relationship
between Public Colleges and Universities; SETAs and
employers
 The real value of SETAs is their understanding of labour
market issues in their respective industrial and economic
sectors

The Strategy aims to achieve skills and qualifications to
support New growth Path, Industrial Policy Action, HRDS
and in particular Sector Development Plans
CHALLENGES NSDS III RESPONDS TO
1. Poor work readiness of young people
2. Unemployed do not possess entry-level skills
3. Continuing shortage of artisans, technical and
professional skills
4. Need for substantial programmes to improve
qualifications and support career-pathing
5. Equip workforce to adapt to growing knowledgebased economy
6. Systemic blockages
7. Absence of coherent economic and industrial
strategies
8. Urban bias of economic development
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III
NSDS III GUIDED BY KEY DEVELOPMENTAL
AND TRANSFORMATION IMPERATIVES
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2
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4
RACE
GENDER
AGE
DISABILITY
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6
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CLASS
GEOGRAPHY
HIV/AIDS
PILLARS OF NSDS III
P1: SECTOR STRATEGIES ALIGNED TO GOV. & IND DEV. STRATEGIES
P2: SECTOR BASED PROGRAMMES AIMED AT UNEMPLOYED AND FIRST
ENTRANTS
P3: PROFESSIONAL, VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL & ACADEMIC LEARNING
PROGRAMMES
P4: REVITALISATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTOR
P5:DEVELOP CAPACITY OF COOPERATIVE AND NGO SECTORS
P6: PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
TRAINING PROVIDERS
P7: SKILLS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
GOALS OF NSDS III
1: ESTABLISHING A CREDIBLE INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM FOR SKILLS
PLANNING
2: INCREASING ACCESS TO OCCUPATIONALLY-DIRECTED PROGRAMMES
3: PROMOTING GROWTH OF A PUBLIC FET SECTOR WHICH IS RESPONSIVE
4: ADDRESSING LOW LEVEL OF YOUTH AND ADULT ACCESS TO LEARNING
5: ENCOURAGE BETTER USE OF WORKPLACE BASED LEARNING
6: ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT COOPS, SMALL ENT. , WORKER, NGO TRAINING
INITIATIVES
7: INCREASE PUBLIC SECTOR CAPACITY FOR IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY
8: BUILDING CAREER AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
AGRISETA OVERARCHING AIMS FOR 2011/-12
1: Target to disburse 78% of possible mandatory grants– R85 million
2: Target to disburse all (100%) discretionary funds – R84 million
3: Target to disburse all (100%) PIVOTAL grants – R22 million
4: Roll-out large scale land reform project – R64 million over 3 years
5: One of the leading SETAs re. occupationally aligned qualifications – piloting year
6: Learnerships, skills programmes, bursaries, internships, mentoring, ABET
7: Increased focus on Commodity Organisations
8: New Board and Chairperson – aim to continue with same sense of stability
LINKING AGRISETA PRIORITIES TO NSDS III
P1: Sector intelligence
Goal 1: Credible skills planning
Goal 8: Career and vocational guidance
P2:
Goal 1: Credible skills planning
Goal 9: Career and vocational guidance
Responsive MIS
P3: Scarce skills information
Goal 1: Credible skills planning
Goal 8: Career and vocational guidance
P4: Responsive to rural needs
Goal 6: Support coops, small enterprises, etc.
P5:
Goal 6: Support coops, small enterprises, etc.
Partnership with government
Integrated rural support
P6: Impact on BEE and equity
Goal 5: Better use of workplace learning
P7:
Goal 2: Access to occupational learning
Goal 4: Low level of youth entrance
Decent work
P8: Responsive provider sector
Goal 3: Growth in FET sector
P9: Environmental focus
Goal 2: PIVOTAL – Occupational programmes
P10: Good governance
Internal
P11: Provincial presence
Partnership with Government
HOW DID AGRISETA ALLOCATE ITS R106M
DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR 2011/-12?
P1: SECTOR INTELLEGENCE
R1,3m
P2: MIS REVISED AND ALIGNED TO NSDS III
R0,3m
P3: CAREER INFO AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SECTOR
R0,6m
P4: SKILLS DEV. SUPPORT TO THE RURAL ECONOMY
R45,0m
P5: EXTENSION OFFICERS DEVELOPED
R2,0m
P6: AGRI-BEE CHARTER SUPPORTED
R0,3m
P7: DECENT WORKPLACE WORK
R38.9m
P8: PROVIDER DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
R5,0m
P9: ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS
R1,3m
P10: GOOD GOVERNANCE & DECENT CONDUCT
R5,0m
P11: PROVINCIAL PRESENCE
R1,3m
LEARNING PROGRAMMES TO BE SUPPORTED
LEARNERSHIPS (18.1)
800 – R14,7m
LEARNERSHIPS (18.2) + INTERNS
850 – R27,9m
SKILLS PROGRAMMES (employed)
1200 – R5,3m
SKILLS PROGRAMMES (under resourced)
800 – R3,5m
80 – R3,4m
APPRENTICES
FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMMES
180 – R5,3m
1 200 – R5,1m
ABET
120 – R4,4m
BURSARIES
NEW VENTURE CREATION
RURAL STRUCTURES, COMMODITY ORGANISATIONS, ETC
SUPPORT 5 000 + LEARNERS
50 – R1,8m
N/A – R12,5m
WHAT are PIVOTAL SKILLS?
 These are Professional, Vocational, Technical and
Academic Skills linked to fully occupationally-directed
qualifications. It normally starts at a college or university
and would include supervised practical learning in a
workplace. It involves a SETA, Educational Institution,
Employer and a Learner.
 Pivotal Grants are in the form of 10% of Levy paid and
treated on a mandatory basis. The focus is on
apprenticeships, internships, work experience
placement, work integrated learning and professional
placement, but can include learnerships and skills
programmes.
STRENGTHS
STABLE GOVERNING BOARD, MANAGEMENT TEAM AND STAFF
SPENDING PATTERN CONSISTENTLY HIGH – BUSY ELIMINATING ANY ACCUMULATED FUNDS
STRONG ACCEPTANCE WITHIN THE BROADER AGRICULTUAL SECTOR
GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH DAFF AND DRDLR
CHALLENGES
DELAY IN OBTAINING SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS FROM DHET
RURAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIRES HIGH LEVEL OF COMMITMENT OF GOV. DEPTS
POOR AND AD-HOC ACCESS TO NSF
LOW LEVELS OF EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
FEW YOUNG PEOPLE ENTERING THE SECTOR
Johann Engelbrecht
Operations Manager
012 301 5628
082 571 3526
[email protected]