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.