5th Biennial Conference
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS AND DECLARATION
24-26 March 2013
CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS
1. Communication, collaboration and coordination to become the cornerstone
of the post-schooling sector and between schooling and post schooling
sectors;
- InterSETA meetings to be regulated and monitored for implementation of joint
programmes;
- Best practice forums amongst the key players (organized labour, employer
organizations, SACPO, APPETD, HESA, SETA CEOs Forum, SANGOCO) in the post
school sector to be held regularly for evaluation and monitoring purposes;
- DHET to champion the monitoring capability internally and build a repository
of all best practices in the post-schooling sector.
2. Source vital intelligence and develop a national strategy on entrepreneurship
development, funding and competitiveness.
- Coordinate the database of entrepreneurship grants and
3. Pooling of SETA resources to conduct and provide research intelligence in
labour market practices, absorption of youth/graduates and scarce skills
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4. Implementation of integrated solutions/programmes, monitor compliance
with various policy frameworks/accords that exist and communicate the
impact of post-schooling programmes.
- Internship is an important intervention of providing work experience to
graduates and should be part of PIVOTAL grants.
5. DHET to coordinate the different funding sources and improve efficiencies to
avoid duplication in the funding of post school programmes;
- Work to build a common base for stipends and bursaries across the various
SETAs
- Allocation of financial support is informed by accurate data on demand and
supply of skills through centralized labour market research;
- Increase the administration threshold of discretionary grant funding of the
SETAs and allow for a discretionary support in needy rural and township areas
- The institutions where the students are studying must strengthen their student
support systems to increase throughput rates;
- All funding institutions should standardise student bursaries to include
accommodation, transport and meals over and above tuition fees;
- Build a mechanism to determine the needs and socio-economic background of
students;
- Funding to be linked to socio-economic status at undergraduate level and
succession as well as economic demand to determine funding for
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6. ETDP SETA to take a lead in institutionalizing career development, guidance
and management across post-schooling institutions from grade 8 up to
employment in collaboration with the NGO/PBO/NPO institutions.
7. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) National Policy Framework must be adopted
for implementation across the post schooling system.
- Increase funding from the private sector
- Instituionalize the involvement of relevant Industry and Setas (stakeholders) in
curriculum development and maintenance.
- Encourage partnerships FET College and UoTs Principals to
develop and accelerate college-industry partnership for the placement of
learners.
8. Institutionalize youth community service, vacation work and work experience
for all students in the post schooling sector.
- Provide funding and capacity to colleges and universities for provision of work
readiness programmes and employment attraction skills.
9. Rejects the Youth Wage Subsidy as a key solution towards solving the youth
unemployment crisis – but seek to adopt viable youth incentive schemes that
are linked to a developmental state agenda.
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10. Political will and business commitment to support and provide resources for
all the post-schooling challenges, activities and programmes.
We as the delegates to the
5th Biennial Conference of
the ETDP Sector do
declare that time has
come for:
Impact driven post-school
education and training
based on integrated
implementation, shared
communication,
differentiated and
contextualised funding
that bears the character
of a developmental state.
11. Upgrading of lecture qualifications, improve institutional coherence amongst
the quality assurance bodies.
- Prepare, budget and plan for implementation of proposals in the imminent
White Paper on Post-School Education and Training sector.
- Increase funding for school based development of teachers and lecturers as
well as increase teacher training in the priority subjects (African Languages,
Mathematics and Science).
- DHET to create a framework for universities, FET Colleges and SETAs
collaborations to prevent abuse of the university autonomy.
12. Youth unemployment
- Establish a special SETA fund to unblock delays and bottlenecks for university
and college students to complete their WIL on record time;
- Increase SETA funding to support a structured programmes for learner second
chance and internships for unemployed graduates.
- Increase SETA funding to support youth access and retention to the world of
work and champion artisans and build new professions to build a caring
society.
1. CONFERENCE DECLARATIONS
We as the delegates to the 5th Biennial Conference of the ETDP Sector do declare that time
has come for:
Impact driven post-school education and training based on integrated implementation,
shared communication, differentiated and contextualised funding that bears the character
of a developmental state.
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