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WELCOME MICT SETA SME FORUM 05 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 49 people

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overview sme forums
  • Engage profoundly with an important part of the sectors employers, namely companies that are employing between 1 and 49 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 gauteng sme forum
Potential areas of support: Gauteng-SME Forum
  • The SME Forum should include training Providers
  • The SME Forum to include DoE/DHET because of the IT Labs
  • The public FET Colleges capacity be built and their programmes should address industry needs to ensure that they provide “decent graduate” to “plug and play”,
  • The MICT SETA to devise a focused public FET programme to support them to qualitative and deliver industry driven programmes
  • Review the numbers on employed learners
  • The SETA to provide statistics on FETs and SMEs (what does participation mean)
  • Can the SETA consider including vendor specific programmes under PIVOTAL
  • Include workplace experience for Universities of Technology
  • To find an alternative mechanisms of the whole levy system, especially for SMMEs
potential areas of support gauteng sme forum1
Potential areas of support: Gauteng -SME Forum
  • Make resources within DG that is dedicated to SMEs, whether levy-paying or non-levy paying
  • Identification of the SMEs, and link them with industry and encourage industry to use them
  • Provision of the percentage of SMEs that are not participating, the SETA to group them to run a programme using the levies that the SME sector did not use, how do they add value
  • How do SME engage FET colleges
  • More focus on SME projects or support as they are
  • SETA to arrange sessions where FETs make presentations to industry on training offered to assess relevance and to provide guidance
  • SMEs to submit proposals on how to take the “job movement” forward
  • Process of funding to be reviewed to include training providers with commitment for placement
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”

critical skills advertising
Critical Skills Advertising

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


Thank you