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Boy’s annual fundraiser a record success

The third annual Marno Greyvenstein Golf Day was bigger than ever, both in funds raised and smiles shared. Eagle Canyon Golf Estate saw companies and individuals take to the greens on 9 March and raise a record R300 000 for Marno, the four-year-old boy fighting numerous health issues.  Leander Rademeyer tees off at the golf […]

The importance of skills development in a tough economic climate

President Cyril Ramaphosa echoed this vision in his State of the Nation Address, where he advised that government would be releasing the long-awaited critical skills list for South Africa. The World Economic Forum has prioritised the reskilling and upskilling of a billion people within the next decade. They have invited nations like South Africa to […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN A TOUGH ECONOMIC CLIMATE

The World Economic Forum has prioritised the reskilling and upskilling of a billion people within the next decade. They have invited nations like South Africa to join the movement by reviewing its education, training, and development plans with the intention on reskilling or upskilling the workforce. President Cyril Ramaphosa echoed this vision in his State […]

7 tips to opening doors to youth employment opportunities

As we face a fragile economy and constant state of anxiety compounded by a dire unemployment rate, Daniel Gibhard, CEO at SDC (Skills Development Corporation), believes we must look forward to what good can come from all this. “From a skills development perspective, government’s much needed intervention could be the catalyst to a shift in […]

Pandemic opens skills development and youth employment opportunity

Businesses continue to be at risk, both from operational, sustainability and health perspective. This worsens an already struggling economy which in turn affects the dire unemployment rate. Or does it? The news does not seem to improve. Not in South Africa, nor anywhere else in the world. Businesses continue to be at risk, both from […]

Tips: Covid-19, youth employment and skill development

In October 2020, President Ramaphosa announced Covid-19 mitigation plans to roll out a R100bn mass recruitment initiative expected to employ 800,000 people in the next three years in South Africa. But regardless of this much needed government intervention, learners need to prepare themselves for the workplace through dedicated skills development programs. SDC shows us how! […]

Meet the next generation of 5 young female entrepreneurs

In the quest of helping 5 young females empower themselves this Women’s Month, The Fix SDC Learnership Programme is excited to announce a handful of young female entrepreneurs chosen to be part of this year’s life-changing scholarship initiative. Working to boost South Africa’s up and coming female entrepreneurs, social enterpreneur and broadcaster, Fix Moeti, from 5FM announced this week […]

DJ FIX AND SDC EMPOWER YOUNG FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS AHEAD OF WOMEN’S MONTH

In the quest of helping young females empower themselves SDC, (specialist skills development organisation) together with Fix Moeti; MC, social entrepreneur and radio DJ Fix from 5FM are excited to share the completion of the selection process for the ‘The Fix SDC Learnership Programme’. The program welcomed over 100 applications from young, aspiring entrepreneurs – most of which come from a disadvantaged community. […]

THIS YOUTH MONTH SDC HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE YOUTH IN SA

June pays tribute to the youth of South Africa and can be a considered a time that we focus on the importance of empowering our youth to develop the leaders of tomorrow. SDC Skills Development Corporation believe that going forward, there is going to be a significant need for traditional soft skills training like critical […]

Developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills for the youth in SA

June pays tribute to the youth of South Africa and can be a considered a time that we focus on the importance of empowering our youth to develop the leaders of tomorrow. SDC Skills Development Corporation believe that going forward, there is going to be a significant need for traditional soft skills training like critical thinking and […]

THE NEED TO UPSKILL AND RESKILL YOUR WORK FORCE SHOULD BE A PRIORITY

As the worldwide pandemic continues to have an adverse effect on our country and economy, it is becoming more important to upskill or reskill yourself and your workforce. SDC Consult offers a unique E-Learning platform that gives both employers and employees the opportunity to learn from the current COVID climate. “Using this time to invest in your future by […]

Students remain positive and keep on top of studies despite lockdown

More than one week into the lockdown, SDC announced an incredible 94 percent attendance rate. mid the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, the SDC (Skills Development Corporation) had to very quickly implement their distance learning solution to ensure that students would still be able to continue their studies. More than one week into the lockdown, […]

Adapting clients, education and learnerships to lockdown

In the wake of the country’s imminent shutdown, schools, universities and high learning institutions have had to very quickly implement processes and systems to enable the South African youth to continue with their learning programs. As important as these changes and adaptions are for the learners to embrace, it is too important for businesses running […]

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IF THE PRESIDENT IS PRIORITISING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SHOULDN’T YOU?

Among some difficult realities President Ramaphosa had to acknowledge during this year’s SONA (State Of the Nation Address), one of the hugely positive commitments he made was to implement programs to remedy South Africa’s national job crisis. With the current unemployment rate sitting at 29.1% – the highest it’s been since 2008, President Ramaphosa undertook […]

DJ Fix makes skill and social development for disadvantaged women a reality

Specialist training provider, Skills Development Corporation (SDC), announced a new learnership programme with the South African media personality, Fikile Moeti, aka DJ Fix. Applications for the May intake of The Fix SDC Learnership Programme, an intiative of non-profit organisation The Fix Scholarship officially opens today. The NGO was founded by the 5FM radio presenter with the aim of providing […]

DC LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP WITH ‘THE FIX SCHOLARSHIP’ PROGRAMME – gauteng lifestyle mag

– The Fix SDC Learnership Programme –   Specialist skills development organisation, the Skills Development Corporation (SDC), announce a learnership programme with local media personality and leading social entrepreneur, Fikile Moeti aka DJ Fix. Applications for the May intake of The Fix SDC Learnership Programme open from today. DJ Fix, not only a radio and […]

SDC partners with Fix Scholarship programme – open for applications

Local media personality and leading social entrepreneur, Fikile Moeti aka DJ Fix is launching a learnership programme in partnership with the Skills Development Corporation (SDC). Applications for the May intake of The Fix SDC Learnership Programme open today, 11 February 2020. The Fix Scholarship is a non-profit organisation, created by Moeti, that provides educational and […]

Workplace Skills Plan deadline? What WSP deadline?

The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) deadline is looming which, not only are many businesses completely unaware of, but are also oblivious to the fact that such a plan exists. The Skills Development Corporation (SDC) helps shed some light on the topic ahead of the April 2020 deadline. What is WSP? The WSP or Workplace Skills […]

Clarification on the YES Program

STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY CLARIFICATION TO THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE INITIATIVE PRACTICE NOTE OF 2019 (GAZETTE 41975) – YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE INITIATIVE THE BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE FOR ALL MEASURED ENTITIES Click here to download

SDC NAMED ‘TOP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION’ AT THE 2019 NSBC AWARDS

– One of South Africa’s Top 20 Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs – Today, at the 2019 NSBC Gala Breakfast and South African Small Business Awards, SDC (Skills Development Corporation), an accredited learning institution (specialising in Training and Learnership initiatives focused on the B-BBEE codes of good practice), was not only part of the Top 20 Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs but was also […]

Skills Development Offers Businesses a Tax Break

As an employer, one of the first things you look for on a CV is education and experience. In a tough economic climate and an unemployment rate that is at the highest its been since 2008 at over 29% (according to Trading Economics and since the data was first captured), the picture appears rather dull […]

The winners of the 2019 South African Small Business Awards announced

Ending off its 11th year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events has announced South Africa’s ‘Top 20’ winners of the 2019 South African Small Business Awards on 14 November 2019. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force. “We are astounded […]

SDC named ‘Top Skills Development Corporation’

On Thursday, 14 November, the 2019 NSBC Gala Breakfast and South African Small Business Awards, SDC (Skills Development Corporation), an accredited learning institution (specialising in Training and Learnership initiatives focused on the B-BBEE codes of good practice), was not only part of the Top 20 Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs but was also awarded ‘Top Skills […]

Westech visits SDC youth!

It was a very special day at #SDCorpSA for four of our young learners all had the opportunity to meet their employer from Westech Westech is a highly experienced IT Support Company, servicing all major business sectors across South Africa since 1994, making them the IT Partner of choice! We would just like to say thank you to […]

Business with bunny

  Didn’t get the chance to tune in to Business with Bunny last week? Then today is your lucky day! Hit play and enjoy the interview now. For all of your B-BBEE needs & requirement contact #SDC on 010 900 3115 or email us on info@sdcorp.co.za    

The Skills Development Corporation is a finalist at the National Business Awards: The Oscar’s of South African business

The annual National Business Awards have announced their 2019 finalists! The awards recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors. The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. […]

Skills Development amidst the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Melissa van Aswegen, ETQA Manager at The Skills Development Corporation What does the future look like for innovative, leaders in the business sphere? Many business owners are abuzz with 4IR – ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’. Robotics, Internet of things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (IA), to name but a few, are gradually easing their way […]

The Skills Development Corporation- Top Empowerment Awards Finalist

In a recent release, Topco Media and Communications named SDC as a finalist in the 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards. As a transformation leader, SDC has been nominated in Education and Training category. As South Africa’s premier empowerment event, the Top Empowerment Awards recognises companies and individuals who have contributed to accelerating transformation and building an all-inclusive economy. SDC has […]

SDC Welcomes Over 400 YOUTH!

Recently the SDC family got a little bigger when over 400 bright young girls & boys were walked through the SDC doors and placed on a life-changing learnership On the 29th of May 2018, the SDC staff invited both our new client and their 400+ youth to the Randburg campus so they could meet face to […]

Partnering with the NSBC

The Skills Development corporation recently partnered with The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), which is a non-profit membership organisation and the driving force fuelling small business growth. The real purpose behind the organisation is fostering the sustainability and growth of the SME sector, driving job creation, alleviating unemployment and nurturing the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. SDC’s […]

Skills Development Corporation is Growing!

The past 12 months at SDC have seen tremendous growth in both service offerings and overall company size. With new division such as SDC Wealth Management & SDC Consult recently introduced under the SDC Group, it is now possible to not only provide world class training, but also offer these bright young students the opportunity […]

Emirates Lions sign new sponsor

Emirates Lions sign new sponsor: Skills on and off the field. The Skills Development Corporation (SDC) recenelty announced the signing of a three-year contract with the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd. SDC is an accredited learning institution specialising in Training and Learnership initiatives focused on the B-BBEE codes of good practice and proud winner of […]

The best of SA – 2018 National Business Award winners

Presented in association with the Top Performing Companies publication, the National Business Awards honour South Africa’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. In addition, the awards identify important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through the excellence of service, commitment to their customers, […]

Celebrating the Best of SA Ambition

The 2018 National Business Awards, a showpiece event in the South African business calendar, announced the champions of the South African economy at a glittering gala ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday 15 November 2018. Recognising the success, innovation, and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors, an illustrious community of top […]

Changing Lives Sustainably Through skills development

Skills Development has become an “industry” and in a lot of ways, that’s a good thing, as more and more youth are being given the opportunity to receive a quality education and thus transition from a learner to a leader. Many need to understand that Skills Development is supposed to be approached with patience because […]

Celebrating growth leaders across South Africa

National Business Awards has announced the finalists for the 16th annual National Business Awards in the Education Training and Skills Development Award category. SDC will compete against other finalist in the category for the winner’s trophy at Emperors Palace on 15 November. The awards recognise companies with outstanding performance in areas including sustainability, customer focus, […]



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