Shape the future of your business with skills development grants

This Employer Awareness Week, Western Cape Government and CapeTalk will be taking a look at South Africa's skills shortage and its solution to the problem.

To encourage employers to upskill young people in order to grow their industry’s skills pool – we will be focusing on the importance of apprenticeships, employers submitting their Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports and, the positive impact it can have on your business’ BBBEE scorecards.

The Western Cape Government aims to make it easier for employers to offer apprenticeships, internships or learnerships with a specialist team to guide employers through the process.

In order to qualify for mandatory and discretionary skills development grants from SETAs, employers must submit their ATRs and WSPs before the submissions deadline on 30 April 2019.

Remember, all employers with an annual salary of R500,000 or more are required by law to register to pay a Skills Development Levy with a SETA. Please send an email to the Red Tape Reduction Unit on redtape@westercape.gov.za or give them a call on 0861 888 126 for further assistance.

Companies who fail to do so will score zero points on the skills development section of their BBBEE scorecards.

Tune into CapeTalk to find out how you can help build the future of your business by utilising available grants for taking on an apprentice.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Switch and save this Solar PV Awareness Week

Switch and save this Solar PV Awareness Week

This Solar PV Awareness Week, the Western Cape Government is encouraging South Africans to switch and save.

The man behind 'The Man in the Mirror' - MJ tribute show returns to CPT

The man behind 'The Man in the Mirror' - MJ tribute show returns to CPT

The Michael Jackson History Show is back in Cape Town to the delight of music fans.

Watch President Cyril Ramaphosa with Xolani Gwala

Watch President Cyril Ramaphosa with Xolani Gwala

Almost exactly a year after taking office, President Cyril Ramaphosa visited 702 to take your calls.

World Champion mountain biker edits Cyclopedia for us!

World Champion mountain biker edits Cyclopedia for us!

SA mountain bike racer Alan Hatherly is the World Under 23 Champion - he writes for this mountain-themed edition of Cyclopedia.

Woman claims drinking her own PEE has made her healthier!

Woman claims drinking her own PEE has made her healthier!

Kayleigh Oakley is an advocate of 'urine therapy' and says it's cured her chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

WCED busts Khayelitsha matric pupil for posing as fire victim on Twitter

WCED busts Khayelitsha matric pupil for posing as fire victim on Twitter

A grade 12 learner from a Khayelitsha high school fraudulently claimed that he was a victim of the Town Two blaze last week.

Popular articles
SA Special Olympics team bring home 59 medals

SA Special Olympics team bring home 59 medals

The team has scooped fifty-nine medals - 35 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.

 Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Agri SA’s Nicol Jansen, explains how SA's agricultural industry could benefit if more farms were allowed to go off the Eskom grid.

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.

Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

Gift of the Givers continues to rescue desperate people of Mozambique who were clinging to trees after cyclone Idai hit the country.

Suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.