Programme

 

 

Swiss South African Cooperation Initiative

 

Gordon Institute of Business Science

 

 

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Towards a coherent post school education and training sector in South Africa


 

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Day 1

Tuesday 12 November

08h00

Registration and Tea

08h30

Welcome 

 

Opening Address

Auditorium

08h45

The Department of Higher Education and Training’s vision for the Post-school System

Mr Zukile Mvalo, Deputy Director General:  Skills Development,
Department of Higher Education and Training

09h30

Enhancing participation and access to innovative flexible learning options – examples of policy and practice (2M)

Donna Hensley, Hensley & Associates, Australia

10h15

Key issues in the assessment of South Africa’s skills training policies

Sean Archer, Research Associate, SALDRU, UCT

10h45

Tea

 

Building the Capacity of the College Sector

Supporting students into employment

 

Auditorium

Classroom 1

11h15

Continued professional development (CPD) of FET college lecturers through workplace exposure

Shanita Roopnarain, Senior Project Manager,
Swiss South African Cooperation Initiative

Supporting young people from training into employment: Exceptional university performance of rural students studying health science degrees:  a practice-based model  (1M)

Dr Gavin MacGregor, Director,
Umthombo Youth Development Foundation

11h45

From Practitioners, Trainers and Teachers to Education, Training and Development Practitioners

Andre van der Bijl, Education and
Social Sciences Faculty,
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

From college to employment:  a successful model enabling the skills acquisition

Rose Horne, Programme Manager,
Access Trust

12h30

Lunch

 

Linking with the world of work

Pathways

 

Auditorium

Classroom 1

13h15

 

Occupational qualifications: Work experience and REAL skills development (1M)

Chris Vorwerk, Xasa Facilitating (Pty) Ltd

Walking the talk: Conceptions of Differentiation and Articulation

Prof Joy Papier, Director,
Institute of Post School Studies,
University of the Western Cape

14h30

Education and Training for the Workplace, in the Workplace! (1M)

Ms Susanne Taylor, Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, University of Johannesburg, Southern African Society for Cooperative Education

A National RPL Strategy:  The Proposals

Michelle Buchler, Research Manager,
Centre for Education Policy Development

15h15

Challenges experienced by unemployed youth (NEET group) with regard to work integrated learning (WIL) – a case study (2M)

Rooksana Rajab, CEO and founder,
Resonance Institute of Learning

Midlands Community College : A unique  Second Chance  Opportunity to prepare  Grade 12 learners  for the rigours of tertiary studies in the fields of Maths, Science and Financial Services (1,5M)

Debby Evans, Business Relations Manager, Midlands Community College

16h00

Tea

 

Keynote Address

Auditorium

16h15

The importance of a coherent education and training system for an industrialised economy*

Dr Ruben Richards, artisan and company director

17h00

Wrap-up and close

17h30

Networking cocktail party

Day 2

Wednesday 13 November

08h00

Registration and Tea

 

Keynote Address

Restaurant

09h15

The Impact of the Green Paper on the Post School Environment:  SAQA’s perspective**

Joe Samuels, CEO,
South African Qualifications Authority

10h00

Establishing a Vocational and Continuing Education Institute for South Africa

Ken Duncan, CEO, Swiss South African Co-operation Initiative,
Chairman of the VCET Institute task team

10h45

Tea

 

Taking things to scale

Challenges of curriculum, teaching and learning

 

Auditorium

Classroom 1

11h15

A sustainable, systemic and scalable artisan development strategy for South Africa – holy grail or achievable goal?

Derrick Peo, Executive, Strategy and Research, merSETA

Maintaining effective teaching and learning in an evolving education environment

Jacqueline Carroll, CEO,
Media Works

12h00

Strategies, Media and Methods for Large Numbers of Students: A Practical Example from Mindset Network (2M)

Jenny Lamont, Content Manager:
Classroom Resources,
Mindset Learn – A division of Mindset Network

Providing workplace based experience (WBE) for NC(V) students as a formally assessed component of the curriculum through the ICASS

Vanessa Taylor, Project Manager,
 Swiss South African Cooperation Initiative

 

Plenary session

Auditorium

12h45

Quantity vs Quality: How do we achieve the balance in the FET College sector?

Dr Anthony Gewer and Bina Akoobhai,
JET Education Services

13h30

Lunch

 

Plenary sessions

Auditorium

14h00

Educating and up-skilling adult learners for high skill and knowledge based jobs in the employment sector

Dr Senoelo Nkhase Leloka,
Academic Director,
 Productivity Management Institute – SA

14h45

The role of Professional Bodies in the South African Education and Training System

Carin Stoltz-Urban, Head: Professional Development and Education,
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Africa,
Chairperson: Independent Professional Body Forum of South Africa

15h30

Wrap-up and close

Deborah Machard, Executive Manager,
Quality Management Division, Services SETA

16h00

Tea

 
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