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WELCOME MICT SETA SME FORUM 21 November 2014. NSDS Target. Target. DRAFT AGENDA. OVERVIEW SME Forums. Engage profoundly with an important part of the sectors employers, namely companies that are employing between 1 and 50 people

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21 November 2014

Draft agenda

NSDS Target



Overview sme forums

  • Engage profoundly with an important part of the sectors employers, namely companies that are employing between 1 and 50 people

  • Insufficient data on the structure and the skills requirement of this very part of the sector

  • In order to design a sound strategy for the engagement of skills development of the sector, a great deal of strategic research has to be conducted in order to put the skills development strategy on sound footing

  • Gathering and dissemination of comprehensive information on training providers, training provided, and the training needs of SMEs will constitute a critical component of the strategy

Terms of reference specific terms of reference
TERMS OF REFERENCESpecific Terms of Reference

  • Consult and share skills development information with MICT stakeholders, with special emphasis on SME involvement

  • Inform the MICT SETA Sector Skills Plan document in relation to the scarce and critical skills in the sector

  • Encourage cooperation between levy-payers, non-levy payers and training providers in addressing the skills gaps within the MICT sector

Potential areas of support: KZN- SME Forum

  • The MICT SETA should provide capacity building on:

    • accreditation processes

    • SMS learner uploads

  • The SETA should identify and support focused and targeted scarce and critical skills within SME sector

  • Non-levy payers should commit to paying levies once they are allocated Discretionary Grants to ensure sustained participation

  • The SETA should develop and publish a databank of challenges facing training providers and potential solutions thereof

  • The SETA should initiate focused partnerships between private and public providers

  • Qualifications review update
    Qualifications review - Update

    • Journalism

    • Film and Media

    • IT

    Approach to the ssp update
    Approach to the SSP Update

    Review of current SSP to identify gaps

    Field Research

    Desk Research



    Literature review

    Analysis Focus Groups and Consolidation

    Planning, Review and Sign off

    Sector profile sub sector by size
    Sector Profile:Sub-sector by size

    There are 19937 employers registered with the MICT SETA

    Sector profile employers by sub sector and size
    Sector Profile:Employers by Sub-sector and Size

    Small organisations employing less than 50 people constitute about 96% of all employers in the sector.

    Sector profile employers by province and size
    Sector Profile:Employers by Province and Size

    Gauteng has the largest share of employers at 40%, followed by Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal with 8% each.

    Levy contributions by sub sector
    Levy Contributions by sub-sector

    A higher proportion of employers in a sub-sector does not necessarily imply more levy contributions in the sub-sector.

    Levy contribution by province
    Levy contribution by province

    Gauteng has the highest proportion of levy contributions

    Levy contribution trends by sub sector
    Levy Contribution Trends by Sub-sector

    The number of levy payers has steadily increased since 2010/11

    Scarce skills advertising
    Scarce Skills Advertising

    Digitisation is really big

    “Project directors who are able to manage integrated campaigns”

    Scarce skills electronics
    Scarce Skills Electronics

    Scarce skills telecommunications
    Scarce Skills Telecommunications

    Critical skills advertising
    Critical Skills Advertising

    The sector is looking for “sharp thinkers” who are strong conceptually.

    Critical skills fem
    Critical Skills FEM

    Critical skills ict
    Critical Skills ICT

    Sector skills plan year planner