• Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017
    by TUCT on January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]


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Components of a successful employee learning experience

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Based on adult learning principles, here is a checklist for a successful employee learning experience:

    The goals of the employee training or development program are clear
    The employees are involved in determining the knowledge, skills and abilities to be learned
    The employees are participating in activities during the learning process
    The work experiences and knowledge that employees bring to each learning situation are used as a resource
    A practical and problem-centered approach based on real examples is used
    New material is connected to the employee’s past learning and work experience
    The employees are given an opportunity to reinforce what they learn by practicing
    The learning environment is informal, safe and supportive
    The individual employee is shown respect
    The learning opportunity promotes positive self-esteem