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.
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.
Services SETA Division
The Services SETA established provincial offices with the aim of decentralising its activities, as a platform for our member companies to easily access and participate in skill development initiatives and enable them to engage with us on a one-on-one basis regarding their respective industries.
Provincial offices are the implementation vehicles, which ensure that the Services SETA reaches its goals and targets as set out in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).