SME DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2020/21 FUNDING WINDOW
Eligible wholesale and retail small and medium companies are invited to apply for the 2020/21 Discretionary Grants to implement non-PIVOTAL training programmes (non-credit bearing interventions). Funding is available only to companies that are registered with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) and operate in the Wholesale and Retail Sector irrespective of whether they have the SDL Number or not.
The closing date for application is 31 August 2020.
RE: W&RSETA COVID-19 ECONOMIC SURVEY FOR SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISE
Small and Medium Enterprises within the Wholesale and Retail Sector are invited to participate in the W&RSETA COVID-19 economic survey. SMEs are kindly requested to complete 7-minute survey which focuses on questions related to the economic, labour market and skills development impact of COVID-19.
It is critical for the W&RSETA to obtain input on the impact of COVID-19 from employers in order to inform skills development priorities in response to the pandemic.
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W&RSETA BURSARY SCHEME 2021
The W&RSETA invites public and private TVET and HET institutions to apply for the W&RSETA Bursary Scheme to be offered on undergraduate programmes for the 2021 academic year. Applications will close on 31 August 2020 and must be submitted to the SETA’s provincial offices.
MEASURES TO ADDRESS DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF CLAIMS FROM THE DG 19/20 PROJECT
Participating companies in the SME DG 19/20 project are hereby informed about the measures that the W&RSETA has implemented to expedite the payment of claims from the project.
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DIRECTIONS FOR REOPENING OF INSTITUTIONS OFFERING OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Nzimande has gazetted the regulations on the reopening of institutions offering qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework as part of government’s Risk-adjusted Strategy to deal with COVID-19.
The notice provides directives for the gradual reopening of learning institutions to address, prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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INVITATION: 2020/2021 ONLINE SECTOR SKILLS PLAN (SSP) ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
Wholesale and retail employers are invited to participate in the 2020/2021 annual SSP engagement sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to solicit inputs on critical areas around skills development, economic and labour market to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
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W&RSETA RESPONSE TO RETURN OF PHYSICAL CLASSROOM TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE AND TRAINING PROVIDER SITES ON 01 JUNE 2020
W&RSETA-accredited Skills Development Providers (SPDs) are informed of the measures for the phasing-in of learners for physical classroom training in the workplace or provider training sites in in line with government’s risk adjusted strategy for the COVID-19 lockdown.
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