It must mean jobs - Serious Social Investing 2011


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Presented during Tshikululu Social Investments' second annual Serious Social Investing workshop, which took place on 17 and 18 March 2011.

Janina Martin (Director: K3 Strategies) discusses job creation attempts, using the platform of Setas as examples.

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It must mean jobs - Serious Social Investing 2011

  1. 1. IT MUST MEAN JOBS! Janina Martin K3 Strategies 18 March 2011
  2. 2. What is Decent Work?  Decent work is the availability of employment in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.  According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), Decent Work involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men. “Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education has called on the National Skills Fund (NSF) not to spend millions of rands funding service providers who give youth worthless short- term course certificates which don’t help them find jobs.” Francis Hweshe, Article, Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:21, ”NSF criticised for funding short-course certificate programmes”2
  3. 3. Employment (South Africa) 30.0 25.0 20.0 Millions/Percent Employment 15.0 Unemployment Labour Force 10.0 Unemployment Rate 5.0 0.0 2009Q1 2008Q1 2008Q2 2008Q3 2008Q4 2009Q2 2009Q3 2009Q4 2010Q1 2010Q2 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Key Labour Market Aggregates, 2001-20103
  4. 4. NSDS III Vision • To provide an opportunity for South Africa to achieve its goals towards an integrated Education & Training System Purpose  Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the skills development system  Encourage the linking of skills development to career paths, career development & promoting sustainable employment and in‐work progression.  Encourage and actively support the integration of workplace training with theoretical learning  Facilitate the journey from school, college or university, or even from periods of unemployment to sustained employment  Emphasis on training to enable entry into the workforce  Promote a skills development system and architecture that effectively responds to labour market needs & social equity needs  Establish and promote closer links between employers and training institutions and SETAs.4
  5. 5. Partnerships Collective responsibility for the strategy – between: • Government • Business • Trade unions • Constituency bodies • SETAs • Training providers (incl. HE & FET institutions) • CBOs, NGOs & Cooperatives • Trade & Professional bodies Partnerships are crucial for: • Increasing productivity • Developing a skilled & capable workforce • Improving the efficiency, quality & impact of skills development Linkages between universities, colleges, SETAs & employers Leads to training that meets needs of communities & employed5
  6. 6. Eight Goals of NSDS III1. Establishing a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning2. Increasing access to occupationally-directed programmes3. Promoting the responsive growth of a public FET college system (local, regional & national)4. Addressing the low level of youth & adult language and numeracy skills to enable additional training5. Encouraging better use of workplace based skills development6. Encouraging & supporting co-operatives, small enterprises, worker-initiated, NGO & community training initiatives7. Increasing public sector capacity for improved service delivery and supporting the building of a developmental state8. Building career and vocational guidance.6
  7. 7. Outputs of Goal 6Goal 6: Encouraging & supporting co-operatives, worker-initiated,NGO & community-initiated training i. SETAs to identify cooperatives & their skills needs ii. Sector projects identified by stakeholders and supported by NSF iii. National database of cooperatives supported with SD is established iv. SETAs to pilot sector projects & expand with partnership funding v. Impact of SD support to small businesses is determined and reported on vi. SETAs to engage with trade unions & cooperatives & NGOs to ID skills needs & strategies vii. SETAs to establish quality pilot projects viii. Stakeholders to expand successful pilots using NSF funds7
  8. 8. How will this partnership facilitate decent work?8
  9. 9. Why did the chicken cross the road?  Deregulation of the chickens side of the road was threatening its dominant market position.  The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market.  The organisation, in a partnering relationship with the chickens’ association helped the chicken by rethinking its physical distribution strategy and implementation processes.  Using the Poultry Integration Model (PIM), the organisation helped the chicken use its skills, methodologies, knowledge, capital and experiences to align the chickens people, processes and technology in support of its overall strategy within a Program Management framework.  The organisation convened a diverse cross-spectrum of road analysts and best chickens along with subject matter experts with deep skills in the transportation industry to engage in a two-day workshop in order to successfully architect and implement an enterprise-wide value framework.9