SME and Coops Development Summit
The purpose of the summit were to assess and envisage the needs and requirements of SMMEs and Cooperatives in rural municipal districts in the country. The areas were identified by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, as rural and economically underdeveloped; these areas included: Umkahnyakude – KwaZulu Natal, Alfred Nzo and OR Tambo – Eastern Cape, Thabo Mofutsanayana – Free State and Vhembe – Limpopo.
· 08 – 09 November 2012, OR Tambo/Alfred Nzo Districts, Eastern Cape
The Services SETA has built and maintained relations with various FET colleges in the country and internationally in an effort to emphasize the importance of technical artisan skills and change the mindsets of the South African youth on the benefits of choosing a technical profession versus an academic qualification.
SETA collaborations with Further Education and Training Colleges (FET)
· 12 April 2013, Vocational Education and Training(VET) Launch, Maluti FET College, Qwaqwa, Free
Blackburn College (UK)