WORKPLACE SKILLS PLANNING ( WSP ) 2017-12-05T07:32:00+00:00

WORKPLACE SKILLS PLAN ( WSP )

Developing a training schedule or workplace skills plan (WSP) each year to coordinate and direct the implementation of skills development interventions, is therefore of utmost importance for each organisation’s strategic goals when it comes to identifying proper skills needs as well as considering employees’ professional development.

Apart from being legally obliged to develop an annual WSP (under the Skills Development Act) it provides a planned and structured approach to the type and amount of training for the year ahead based on the skills needs of an organisation. Workplace skills plans can successively provide organisations with an opportunity to discover talents and skills that they did not necessarily know already exist within their staff complement. The ultimate aim, moreover, is to support skills development at sectoral and national levels.

Workplace skills plans are required by, and registered with, all relevant industry SETAs to address the short supply of skilled staff in South Africa. As a serious obstacle to competitiveness in industry, professional development not only encourages employers to promote skills development through the workplace as an active learning environment, but also increases their investment in continuing education and training.

SDC can assist your business to comply with the Skills Development Act by assigning one of our Skills Development Facilitators (SDF’s) to assist you either on a continuous basis or to facilitate the submission of your annual Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report.

Contact Skills Development Corporation Today for further information regarding an annual Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Reports.

We offer two separate services in this regard:

  1. Annual Submission of the Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report:

Submission of the Annual Training Report (ATR) to the relevant SETA:

  • Liaise directly with the relevant SETA on behalf of the client.
  • Consult with the Human Resources Manager to collect and analyse training spend data for the previous period.
  • Complete the Annual Training Report with all supporting documentation.
  • Consult with the Payroll department to collect and analyse Employment Equity Data for the relevant period.

Submission of the Annual Work Place Skills Plan (WSP) to the relevant SETA:

  • Liaise directly with the relevant SETA on behalf of the client.
  • Consult with the Human Resources Manager to analyse previous training records and expected skills shortages in order to submit a skills plan for the next period.
  • Compile and submit the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Consult with the Payroll department to collect and analyse Employment Equity Data for the relevant period.
  1. Continuous Facilitation of your Skills Development Function:

One of our SDF’s will be assigned to assist your business on a monthly basis to ensure that your Skills Development Function is implemented efficiently and according to best industry standards. This solution is usually implemented for at the least a twelve-month period and includes the following deliverables:

  • Oversee the formation of a skills committee
  • Facilitate the monthly skills committee meetings
  • Negotiate consensus on training priorities and focus areas
  • Align the company information systems to the SETA reporting requirements
  • Co-ordinate the establishment of a communication structure for skills development planning and implementation within the organisation
  • Advise on learning interventions to meet the requirements of the WSP
  • Determine the impact of Skills Development on organisational performance
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