An organisation's Skills Development is vital to evaluating the skills needs and shortfalls within its workforce. Notably, a Skills Development Forum must link an organisation’s B-BBEE and Employment Equity Strategies. The forum members must know the rational intent, roll-out and implementation of the strategies. The responsibilities of the forum include (not limited to):
Assisting the SDF in identifying, formulating, and prioritising training needs.
Promoting, where feasible, skills development interventions aligned with the Sector Skills Plan (SSP).
Monitoring the implementation of planned training interventions as indicated in the WSP and PTP.
Where relevant, ensuring that the WSP and PTP align with the objectives of the Employment Equity Plan.
Providing feedback on the quality of training presented and communicating suggestions for improvement.
Identifying any barriers hindering certain groups from gaining access to training opportunities.
Presenting training-related input from both the workforce and management alike at the forum meetings.
Where possible, ensuring that the company makes use of accredited training providers.
Before submission, approving and signing off on WSP, PTP, ATR and PTR to the relevant SETA.
Human Capital Services are available to assist Members with insight into Skills Development Forums.