The National Skills Development Strategy III places much emphasis on the need for the skills development system to prioritize and increase its focus and attention on the production of skills for rural development to support government’s prioritization of rural development
As part of the rural development strategy, the Services SETA has identified the need to enter into strategic partnerships with various Municipalities and Further Education and Training Colleges in line with the NSDS III principle of supporting economic growth for employment creation and poverty eradication.
The Services SETA is focusing on the following rural, economically underdeveloped Districts for the purposes of impact and measurability in stimulating local economic development and increased employment:
Eastern Cape Province – O. R. Tambo District and Alfred Nzo District
Limpopo Province - Vhembe District
Free State Province - Thabo Mofutsanyane District
Kwa-Zulu Natal Province - uMkhanyakude District
The rural development project is through a multi-faceted strategy providing opportunities for the support and development of Small Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives, development and empowerment of persons with disabilities, youth and women empowerment as well as driving the Further Education and Training strategy. The communities in these Districts will be supported through skills and enterprise development interventions.
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).