National Skills Development Strategy objectives and success indicators
1. Prioritizing and communicating critical skills for sustainable growth, development and equity:
- Skills development supports national and Sectoral growth, development and equity priorities.
- Information on critical skills is widely available to learners. Impact of information dissemination researched, measured and communicated in terms of rising entry, completion and placement of learners.
2. Promoting and accelerating quality training for all in the workplace:
- By March 2010 at least 80% of large firms and at least 60% of medium firms’ employment equity targets are supported by skills development. Impact on overall equity profile assessed.
- By March 2010 skills development in at least 40% of small levy paying firms supported and impact of the support measured.
3. Promoting employability and sustainable livelihoods through skills development
- By March 2010 at least 2 000 non – levy paying enterprises, non- governmental Organizations ,Community Based Organizations and community- based co- operatives supported by skills development .Impact of support on sustainability measured with targeted 75% success rate.
4. Assisting designated groups, including new entrants to participate in accredited work, integrated learning and work- based Programmes to acquire critical skills o enter the labour market and self – employment.
- By March 2010 at least 125 000 unemployed people assisted to enter and at least 50% successfully complete programmes,including learnerships and apprenticeships ,leading to basic entry ,intermediate and high level scarce skills. Impact of assistance measured.
- 100% of learners n critical skills Programmes covered by sector agreements from Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education and Training (HET) institutions assisted to gain work experience locally or abroad ,of whom at least 70% find placement in employment or self employment.
- By March 2010,at least 10 000 young people trained and mentored to form sustainable new ventures and at least 70% of new ventures in operation 12 months after completion of programme
5. Improving the quality and relevance of provision
- By March 2010 each SETA recognizes and supports at least five Institutes of Sectoral or Occupational Excellence within public or private institutions and through Public Private Partnerships where appropriate, spread as widely as possible geographically for the development of people to attain identified critical occupational skills, whose excellence is measured in the number of learners successfully placed in the sector and employer satisfaction ratings.
- By March 2010, each province has at least two provider institutions accredited to manage the delivery of new venture creation qualification. 70% of new ventures still operating after 12 months will be used as a measure of institution’s success.
NSDS Equity Targets
It is envisaged that the composition of the beneficiaries of Learning Interventions at the Workplaces should be as follows:
We encourage all employers to use these guidelines when implementing training interventions at their workplaces.
- 85% - Black.
- 54% - Women.
- 4% - People with disabilities.