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Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports (WSP/ATR) Workshop

2 Day Training

Dates: 24 – 25 June | 09 – 10 October 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Course Introduction

Preparing and implementing a Workplace Skills Plan can be a daunting task. For most South African companies, compiling their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and submitting their Annual Training Report (ATR) is one of the biggest priorities – and often one of their biggest headaches – in the first quarter. Organisations need to search for the best possible training solutions to invest in their staff’s career paths when implementing their annual skills development plans. Keeping up to speed with industry trends and staying relevant is therefore pivotal when bridging gaps between organisations’ present realities, their skills development needs and employees’ career aspirations. Skills development is very important in South Africa, especially from a longer-term perspective.

 

More often than not, however, organisations’ skills development needs focus on immediate needs with little consideration for change, organisational development or future anticipated skills needs. Because of this, the significance and value of skills planning and development are not always fully understood and result in skills planning and development processes that don’t fully enjoy support from the management and employees. Apart from being legally obliged to develop an annual WSP (under the Skills Development Act of 2003 and applicable Amendments of 2008), it provides a planned and structured approach to the type and amount of training for the year ahead based on the skills needs of an organisation.

 

Workplace skills plans can provide organisations with an opportunity to discover talents and skills that they did not necessarily know already exist within their staff complement. Skills Development has been identified as a Priority Element under the New B-BBEE Codes of Good practice. This means that businesses must focus on Skills Development to achieve the requirement for each category in the element or potentially face a loss in their BEE Level, irrespective overall scoring. Join us as we provide you with the guidelines to understand the impact of the reports on the business along with training on how to complete these reports correctly. As skills development is becoming critical for survival in a rapidly changing business environment, this workshop will help you manage and implement your organisation’s WSP proactively.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Overview of the Skills Development environment and the NQF

  • Understanding the Skills Planning Process

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Workplace Skill Planning Committee and the Employment Equity Act

  • 4The Roles and Responsibilities of the Skills Development Facilitator

  • Preparing a Training Needs Analysis

  • Understanding the Difference Between Learnerships, Internships, Apprenticeships and Other Type of Skills Delivery

  • Understanding the Different Types of Grants Available and How to Apply for These.

  • Compiling the WSP and Reporting on Training

  • Understanding the Organized Framework for Occupations (OFO) and How to Link Jobs

Who should attend?

  • Human Resources Managers and Personne

  • Training and Development Managers

  • Skills Development Facilitators

  • Employment Equity Representatives

  • Managers and Supervisors

  • B-BBEE Compliance Officers

  • Occupational Health and Safety Representatives

  • Business Owners and Executives

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

  • Overview of the Skills Development environment and the NQF

  • Understanding the Skills Planning Process

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Workplace Skill Planning Committee and the Employment Equity Act

  • 4The Roles and Responsibilities of the Skills Development Facilitator

  • Preparing a Training Needs Analysis

  • Understanding the Difference Between Learnerships, Internships, Apprenticeships and Other Type of Skills Delivery

  • Understanding the Different Types of Grants Available and How to Apply for These.

  • Compiling the WSP and Reporting on Training

  • Understanding the Organized Framework for Occupations (OFO) and How to Link Jobs

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