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INSETA opens another office at FET College

03 March 2014 Sandra Dunn, INSETA
Sandra Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, INSETA.

Sandra Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, INSETA.

INSETA to open new office at Ikhala College in Queenstown, Eastern Cape.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA), Sandra Dunn announced that INSETA will be opening a second SETA office at the Ikhala College in Queenstown, Eastern Cape on 13 March 2014.

Dunn said, "We are excited to open a second office in the Eastern Cape, so soon after 16 January 2014, when the Ministry of Higher Education and Training released the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training: Building an Expanded, Effective and Integrated System.
 
"INSETA notes the name change of Further Educational and Training Colleges (FET) colleges to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, as outlined in the White Paper. We also welcome the opportunity to make a significant contribution within the post-school system, as mandated within the White Paper, in particular with regard to:

1. Expanding access, improving quality and increasing diversity of learners (as student enrolments at TVET colleges are expected to expand from approximately 500 000 currently to 2.5-million by 2030);
2. A post-school system that can promote a fair, equitable, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa;
3. A single, co-ordinated post-school education and training system;
4. A strengthened and more cooperative relationship between education and training institutions and workplaces in industry and the private sector; and
5. A post-school education and training system that is responsive to, and mindful of, the needs of individual citizens, employers in public and private sectors, as well as broader societal and developmental objectives.
 
"At INSETA, we believe that the vision of the White Paper, speaks directly to the work of the new SETA offices at Ikhala College. The focus of the new office is three-fold. One, it shall co-ordinate SETA’s activities and presence at the Ikhala college. Two, it shall facilitate placement of learners in the workplace in respect of internships; it shall assist learners with SETA’s bursary information and skills programmes. Three, it shall liaise with the steering committee, comprising of various TVET colleges and other Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). The steering committee oversees the establishment and functioning of SETA offices at TVET colleges, thereby managing the SETA deliverables at a college level.”
 
"It is estimated that there are 3.4-million young people in South Africa between the ages of 15- to 24-years of age, who are not in employment, education or training – the so called "neets". The White Paper proposes a number of solutions to moving these "neets” out of poverty. INSETA embraces the opportunity to play a small but significant role in this post-school system. We wish to increase the number of previously disadvantaged students in the insurance sector, and expand the pool of scarce and critical skills. INSETA shall continue to work with all stakeholders, so at make the White Paper, a reality,” Dunn added.
 
It is expected that the Minister of Higher Education will give the key note address and preside over the opening of the SETA offices.
 
INSETA cordially invites the media to the opening.

Details of the opening of the new office are as follows:

Date: 13 March 2014
Time: 10h00 to 14h00
Venue: Ikhala FET College in Queenstown
To RSVP or for further information please contact: 0861 130 013

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