FP&M SETA Insider Newsletter - September 2014
Amended mandatory and discretionary grant funding windows
In order to deliver on customer satisfaction and efficiency, the FP&M SETA has aligned the mandatory and discretionary grant funding windows. These will now be open from mid November 2014 and will close on 30 April 2015. Click here for more information.
Moderation, Coaching and Mentoring and Skills Development Facilitation Courses
The FP&M SETA is offering training for education, training and development practitioners and skills development facilitators during September – November 2014 in various regions. See attached invitation with AMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE to attend the courses FREE of charge.
It's cool to be a 21st Century Artisan!
The second “Decade of the Artisan” event took place in Mpumalanga on 8 August 2014 and was sponsored by the FP&M SETA. The event was hosted by Ehlanzeni TVET College in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
In 2013, the Department of Higher Education and Training launched the “Year of the Artisan” to raise the profile of artisans and artisanry as a career of choice. This only began to raise awareness of the importance of artisan traininig and it was decided to continue with a long term advocacy programme that would be known as “2014 – 2024 Decade of the Artisan”.
The purpose of the advocacy campaign is to -
• Promote artisanry as a career of choice among the upcoming youth;
• Further professionalize artisanry by skilling our already existing artisans; and
• Give cognizance to the Recognition of Prior Leaning (RPL) for artisans.
The chosen theme for the 2014 to 2024 Decade of the Artisan Programme is “Its cool to be a 21st Century Artisan”.
For more information on the event, click here.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMMENT
Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments on the Sewing Machine Operator qualification prior to submission of the QCTO for registration. Comments must be submitted before 12:00 on Friday, 29 August 2014 to LennyP@fpmseta.org.za.
ACCESS TO LEVY / GRANT INFORMATION FOR REGISTERED SDFS
Skills Development Facilitators registered on the Indicium system have been granted authorisation to view the levies and grants summaries of organisation/s linked to their profile. This will enable SDFs to track levy payments made by their organisation/s to the FP&M SETA via SARS and will also enable them to keep record of mandatory grant payments made to organisation/s linked to their profiles. For more information, click here.
REGISTRATION OF APPRENTICES/LEARNERS - NEW LEARNING PROGRAMME REGISTRATION FORM
Click here to access the NEW Learning Programme Registration Form to be used for the registration of all apprentices / learners with immediate effect.
WHITE PAPER FOR POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Click here to access the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training approved by Cabinet on 20 November 2013.
REGISTER NOW ON THE FP&M SETA LEARNER DATABASE
Learners interested in entering the FP&M sector via a learning programme (learnership, apprenticeship or skills programme) are invited to register on the FP&M SETA Learner Database by completing this application form and e-mailing it to email@example.com.
INVITATION TO REGISTER AS AN FP&M SETA SERVICE PROVIDER
Click here to access the relevant application forms.
DEDICATED FP&M SETA FRAUD HOT LINE
Toll free number: 0800 222 631
Fax: 086 222 816
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51006, Musgrave, 4062