Message from the director
Our apartheid past left serious shortcomings in our schooling system, the effects of which are still being felt in the workplace. Which means getting the best people straight off the street is going to be rather difficult to say the least!
Industry has to engage in three important tasks. Train! Train! Train! Lucky for us the SA Government put together a National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) with the aim of promoting the scarce and critical
skills so necessary for South Africa to be able to compete with the rest of the world. Incentives are available to organizations which participate in the NSDS. Giving workers an opportunity to achieve meaningful vocational qualifications through “learnerships” will be rewarded through learnership grants and tax breaks.
But training and assessment must be done by an accredited training provider, such as SCIENTEC, whose certificates are credible and carry the seal of an accrediting authority.