Skills Development in the Workplace

REI are looking for both small business owners and also interns to apply for a skills development across the board from marketing, content creation, technology, etc. and are looking for final year students and recent graduates to fill these roles, plus current students interested in internship opportunities.

The Skills Development Act in South Africa was created to help develop the skills for South African people in the workplace, enabling them to improve their chances of finding work and keeping a job.

Its purpose is to improve productivity in the workplace, the competitiveness of employers as well as to promote self-employment.

      Employer Benefits

 – Train young people to groom for employment

 – Create jobs (while assisting in alleviating poverty in SA)

 – Tax incentives

 – Improve BBBEE Skills Development scorin

Employer Opportunities

– Mandatory grants access – 20% of the 1% skills levies you have paid will be paid back to you.

           – Discretionary grants access – internships, learnerships, bursaries and skills programmes.

The submission of the Workplace Skills plan and Annual Training plan is a prerequisite to be eligible to partake in these initiatives.

Questions for Small Businesses

  1. Have you submitted your workplace skills plan?
  2. Do you know which SETA you fall under?
  3. Do you pay skills levies and are you aware of these opportunities?
  4. Has your business benefited from these initiatives?

For businesses if you would like to enquire how your organization could benefit from SETA funding, or if you know of anyone that might be interested in this or find out more email info@rei.co.za 

For interns to apply for a skills development across the board from marketing, content creation, technology, etc. and are looking for final year students and recent graduates to fill these roles, plus current students interested in internship opportunities then please email neale@rei.co.za

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