SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
We Are The Difference
The Skills Development Corporation is a Level 2 Contributor with 51% Black Female ownership. We are an accredited learning institution specialising in Training and Learnership initiatives focused on the B-BBEE codes of good practice. The Skills Development Corporation renders excellent and affordable need specific training to all companies. We then connect these initiatives to our clients B-BBEE needs and customise our model accordingly so that we can accommodate our clients with an onsite or off site solution.
Through our strategically specialised structure, we can run any number of abled or disabled learners in any industry, either employed by organisations or source unemployed candidates. Being an accredited training provider we ensure that our clients are eligible for the TAX rebate of R80’000 per abled learner and R120’000 per disabled learner, referred to in Section 12H of the Income TAX Act of South Africa.
1. ACCREDITED LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMMES
A learnership is a structured learning programme which includes theoretical and practical workplace experiential learning over a period of at least 12 months and which leads to an occupationally related qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
2. ACCREDITED SKILLS PROGRAMMES
The short skills learning intervention has been designed as an occupationally based, short term learning programme. When successfully completed by the learner, it constitutes credits towards a qualification registered on the NQF. The Skills Programme comprises of a cluster of unit standards derived from the same qualification.
3. ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT BENEFICIARY
Enterprise development is a transaction from any business to either EME or QSE which are at least 51% black owned. The aim is to provide contributions to assist in the operating, financial and development towards business sustainability.
For Enterprise Development you will have to spend 1% (1% QSE) of your nett profit after tax.
4. SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT BENEFICIARY
Supplier development is about generating a new capability or competency in suppliers. It is often linked to, although distinct from, performance improvement. By developing suppliers, organisations can generate competitive advantage. This can manifest itself in a new product for sale, a new streamlined process or the implementation of a new standard.
For Supplier Development you will have to spend 2% (1% QSE) of your nett profit after tax.
5. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BENEFICIARY
Socio-Economic Development encourage initiatives that enhance the ability of black people who remain nonparticipants in the economic mainstream, to be included in participating in the economy in a sustainable manner.
6. LEARNER SOURCING AND PLACEMENT
Sourcing of B-BBEE aligned unemployed candidates both abled and disabled, sourced according to Provincial or National Economically Active Population (EAP) Targets.
At the end of the Learnership, we will do our utmost best to assist companies with the absorption of their learners in sustainable and suitable positions. As the end goal is for all our learners to achieve full time employment.
7. SKILLS AUDIT
Conducting a skills audit is the first step in developing a Skills Development solution applicable to the training needs of an organisation. We ensure that your desired Skills Development expenditure target is met, there are no shortfalls or over spending. The solution that we propose will add value to your organisation and employees.
8. WSP/ATR/PIVOTAL PLAN
The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company and to describe the range of skills development interventions that the company will use to address these needs.
A WSP must be developed and submitted every year before 31st of March, to comply with current Skills Development legislation. The WSP will normally be compiled by a registered Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) or another qualified person and submitted to the SETA.
Annual Training Reports (ATR) are also submitted. This report reflects the education, training and development activities of the organisation that were implemented and intended to show progress against your last WSP.
*Failure to submit will result in NO points for Skills Development on the B-BBEE Scorecard*
9. APPLICATION FOR SETA GRANTS
The intention of the legislation and regulations is that mandatory grants are used as an incentive for employers to plan and implement training for their employees and create training and work experience opportunities for unemployed people. The purpose of the discretionary grants is for the SETA to use them to implement their Sector Skills Plan and to contribute to national targets.
Employers who are up-to-date with the payment of their Skills Development Levies, have submitted their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and an Annual Training Report (ATR) on time will be eligible to claim grants from their SETAs.
Mandatory Grant – up to 20% grant
Discretionary Grants – at the discretion of the SETA board
10. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
• Introduction to Skills Development
• Interpretation and understanding of the Skills Development Scorecard
• Why Learnerships are more beneficial for B-BBEE points
• Questions and answers pertaining to all aspects of Skills Development
• New codes/YES Initiative
11. HUMAN RESOURCE SOLUTIONS
• Company Policy and Procedure Developments
• Company On-boarding and Inductions
• Employee Handbook (The importance of a company handbook and why companies fail at CCMA)
12. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY (POLICY DEVELOPMENT & REPORTING)
Completion and submission of the EEA2 & EEA4 reports, drafting of the Employment Equity Plan.
Risk of a 2% penalty fee to the Department Of Labour, if the company qualified as a designated employer and failed to submit their report.
No score for management control (incl. EE) will be awarded.