National SACDACongress 2019
Robust conversation was held throughout the Congress. The need for more grounded research in quality assurance was emphasised. Need to consider each transition phase from ECD to Retired Mentor was also made mention of.
Deputy Minister, Mr Buti Manamela and Acting CEO of merSETA, Mr Wayne Adams
The time is now, Career Development Practitioners!
Deputy Minister, Mr Buti Manamela, provided some words of encouragement: ‘Career Development Practitioners are our soldiers. You are the first battalion we are releasing out there into the country. Go and work with young people, drive their passion. You are there for that, and I have so much hope, that you will do our country good’.
National Career Development Practitioners Congress
Congress 2020, will be held on 23 and 24 March 2020. Please register for news to be kept informed. The focus will be on best practice at each stage of the South African Skills Funnel (SASF). Congress 2020 will also include live exhibitions on South African economic sectors and the skills required to flourish, going forward.
South African Skills Funnel
The SASF includes child-headed households, orphanages, homes, pre-schools, basic schooling foundation, intermediate, senior, three-stream, colleges, universities, apprenticeships, learnerships, internships, mentorships, incubators, re-integrators, or any other South African structure, that leads to decent and meaningful work.
National Careers Week
National Careers Week 2020, will take place from 16 to 20 March 2020. This event will include career development interventions at all levels of the SASF. For further information, please email: email@example.com , and watch this space.
Jobs Board for Career Development Practitioners
A recommendation from our sister body in the United Kingdom, the Career Development Institute, is to establish a Jobs Board. The purpose of such Jobs Board, is to streamline the recruitment, placement and performance management of Career Development Practitioners and their Employers.
National Career Development Awards
The National Career Development Awards are geared to showcase best practice throughout the SASF. Each winner will be recognised through all our platforms. The registered Career Development Practitioner winner will be sent on a foreign career development exchange program.
Main Sentiments from Congress 2019 for Congress 2020
Words of Encouragement for Career Development Practitioners
Dr Boitumelo Diale
Ms Ester van der Linde
Career Development and Industry 4.0
Mr Buti Manamela, MP
Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology
First Registered Career Development Practitioners
Mr Chris Beukes
Chief Executive Officer
FIRST REGISTERED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The first to be recorded on the National Registry for
Career Development Practitioners in South Africa are, Ms Wendy Ningi, Ms Thandeka Langa, Ms Portia Mothiba, Mr Paul West, Mr Lazarus Sithagu, Ms Nathasia Naidoo,
Ms Mercyful Mathebula, Ms Gillian Donna, Ms Gcobokazi Mzenze and Ms Christa Rapoo. The competence of these Career Development Practitioners has been endorsed, under our seal of excellence,
to confirm current status and said commitment to ethics, access, quality and growth in career development services.
Careers in the Curriculum