Merseta stands for “Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Seta”, with “Seta” being short for “Services sector Education and Training Authority”.
Patel spoke about the major developments with regards to Merseta's work on artisanship, especially in the context of the current economic slump.
Dr. Patel is also a member of the Human Resources Development Council headed by the Deputy President.
He shared some of the work emerging out of that council.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
There are 21 Setas of which Merseta is one.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
We report to Minister Blade Nzimande.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
Setas were created to ensure quality standards.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
There is a lifespan – three to five years – to a curriculum.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
We set the standard, but it is industry that trains.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
Unfortunately we do not live in Switzerland or Germany.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
Guilds in these countries are modernised now.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
If business does not train, the economy is not competitive!— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
The electric car is a reality!— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
The Setas aren’t ATMs.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
We look for qualified artisans or engineers to be mentors.— Dr. Raymond Patel, Merseta CEO
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