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October 2020 SAIMC

Explaining the Skills Development Trust Fund

For the benefit of members, the SAIMC plans host a one-hour presentation to explain the Skills Development Trust Fund. This presentation will be repeated from Monday to Friday at 15:00 during the first week of November (2-6 November). There will be a Q&A; session afterwards to ensure that all our members understand the implementation and purpose of the fund.


Johan Maartens.

The aim of the fund is twofold:

1. To create a unified voice for interaction with formal education and training institutions. The SAIMC aims to influence the curricula in such a way that these institutions will deliver ‘products’ (graduates) that are equipped with the skills that industry needs.

2. To create a platform in which participants will obtain maximum B-BBEE points for their skills development score cards.

The fund is aimed at financing the following:

• Scholarships (basic and higher education) such as schools and ABET providers (Category A).

• Bursaries for technicians, technologists and engineer education (Category B).

• Workplace training so that graduates can register with ECSA (Category C).

• SAQA formal contract (Category D).

• Unit standards training (Category E).

• Professional development (Category F)

such as CPD accredited events and exhibitions.

We look forward to talking with you and answering any questions you might have between 2 and 6 November. Registration details to follow.

Yours in automation, Johan Maartens


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