MerSETA

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MerSETA A body responsible for the organisation of education and training programmes within a specific sectorhad commissioned KITSO Training and Development Services and a few other Training companies to provide AET Adult Education and Training (ABET)to companies affiliated to them. March 2011 saw the continuation of the Accelerated AET Adult Education and Training (ABET)project starting for those learners that had passed in the first cycle. 

Focus was to be in Numeracy and Communication. The envisaged plan was to give those in the programme, both the employed and those not employed, the opportunity to participate in Learner Any person receiving education and training (in terms of the ABET Act of 2000)ships that the SETA A body responsible for the organisation of education and training programmes within a specific sectorcan have. This would help in trying to alleviate the shortage of skills in the Engineering and Manufacturing Sector A defined portion of social, commercial or educational activities used to prescribe the boundaries of an Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA)and also help the unemployed with the much needed skills to be able to participate in the country’s economy.

The project targeted both the 18.1 and 18.2 learners. The objective among the employed learners is to prepare employees for training opportunities that will support their experience and enhance their skills. This way the sector A defined portion of social, commercial or educational activities used to prescribe the boundaries of an Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA)will gradually and systematically begin to address the shortage of skills in the country. Another objective is to contribute to the full personal development of each learner Any person receiving education and training (in terms of the ABET Act of 2000)as well as the social and economic development of the nation at large. Learners that would be in the programme for the period 2011/2012 are those who had passed both learning areas in the previous cycle.

We did not manage to get all the targeted learners on board. It was still good to see some learners persevering and finishing the project regardless of the difficulties they had. 

We are happy to have been a part of this project. Many lessons were learnt and we are proud to have made a difference in the lives of the learners that we worked with. We honour learners for having been a part of our family for the duration of the project.

KITSO Training & Development ABET Certification Ceremony 28 September 2010

KITSO Training & Development ABET Certification Ceremony 28 September 2010

The graduation was held at the  ROYAL BAFOKENG hall in Rustenburg on 28 September 2010.

The programme director was Mr. Reuben Maithufi. Mr. Moses Diale opened the proceedings with words of inspiration. Ms. Thuli Mthembu welcomed the guests and celebrants and spoke about the importance of education to effect change. Other guest speakers were Kgoadi Kagiso spoke on behalf of the learners, Mrs. Caroline Molefe, and Dr. J. Sithole.

The attendees were the Gauteng DOE AET Adult Education and Training (ABET)Division Representatives, Training Managers from Adlam, Scaw Metals,Siyahamba, Thermair and Marouns. 

The learner Any person receiving education and training (in terms of the ABET Act of 2000)pass-rate was 67%.