The aim is to increase the number current number of 190 learners.
Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Project
Project aimed at supporting the Learners in FET for improvement of the Maths, and Science and English Grade 10, 11 and 12, to enhance chances of entering the University and University of Technologies. The other part of the STEM support is focusing on public FET lecturer development programmes, to facilitate training of lecturer on Teaching Methodologies in Maths, Science and Engineering related. At this point the project has entered 1950 Learners.
NGO and CBO Project
The objective of this project is to provide skills development support to NGO/CBO’s linked to the merSETA’s scope of coverage and to ultimately promote employabilityand sustainable livelihoods through skills development using NGO’s and CBO’s as a delivery vehicle. Recently we are supporting 410 learners across South Africa.
The aim of this project is to provide support to Community Based Co-Operatives, linked to the merSETA sector and the focus should be on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE).
Black Females in Manufacturing and Engineering MDP Project
The aim of this project is to provide a work-integrated Management Development Programme at NQF L6 and & 7 for black females earmarked for career progression into middle and senior management.
Green Skills Development
The King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2009 (“King lll”) emphasises that sound environmental governance is central to the sustainability of business, and cites that “environmental issues should form part of business performance and [its] risk management strategies.” Sustainable governance and business practices imply not only energy efficiency, but a holistic approach to business that makes ecological sense, complies with legislation, as well as ongoing capacity building and staff development to embrace “green changes”.
The merSETA believes that SETAs should play a central role in supporting business, in particular the manufacturing, engineering, automotive and related industries, in sustainable green skills development. In this respect, a strategic approach, which filters through the identified eight merSETA strategic programmes, has been envisaged to ensure that the notion of sustainability becomes integral to planning and implementation. Such an approach requires a developmental framework, focusing on outcome streams that could underpin an incremental support process in key areas.
Draft work towards a Sustainable Green Skills Development Framework started in April 2012. An important element of the draft process has been networking with key organisation and government departments to adhere to the NSDS lll imperative for a partnership approach to skills development. Subsequently, merSETA entered into a cooperation agreement with the GIZ to focus on the following outcomes: