Pre-Conference Workshops
     
EMPLOYABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (JICA)
     
Facilitated by:  Mamoru Iida    (Japanese International Co-operation Agency)
     
The Employability Improvement Project (EIP) by using 3i Knowledge and Thinking system is a bilateral technical project between the SA Dept of Higher Education & Training and JICA. The projects has been run with the Universities of Technology in SA and has received widespread support as an important component of any work-readiness program. The workshop will provide an overview of the program that served as an induction for UoT staff
     
WHEN:  Monday 24 June 2013   Ritson Campus, DUT Hotel School
     
CAPITALISING ON WORK-INTEGRATED EDUCATION
     
Discussion led by:   International & Local Industry Leaders; SETA Leadership; QCTO
     
The discussion will highlight the financial (& other) benefits of training to industry, academia and students, and the challenges that are faced. It will also cover issues like insurance for WIL students in the workplace
     
WHEN:  Monday 24 June 2013   Ritson Campus, DUT Hotel School
     
WORKING WITH SETAs
     
Discussion led by:    Interseta Forum Chair DHET SETA Co-ordinator
     
SETAs drive the National Skills development Strategy III and are key to linking industry and academia, in addition to controlling large portions of the skills funding. Engagement and support of the FET Colleges and – to a lesser extent- the UoTs, is also a mandate of SETAs.
     
This workshop will examine how the various parties can better engage with each other to maximize the benefits of industry-academia partnerships, Work-integrated Education and the use of skills funding to enable and improve skills development in the country.
     
WHEN:  Monday 24 June 2013   Ritson Campus, DUT Hotel School
     
NEW MODELS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
     
Facilitated by:   SA National Civics Organisation Development Institute (SDI)
     
The role of community engagement in developing citizenship amongst students as well as serving as a work-Integrated Education vehicle outside formal employment will be discussed. Should all WIL programs have a community engagement/service learning component? What of the role of Co-operatives? And getting unemployed graduates to form co-operatives?
     
WHEN:  Monday 24 June 2013   Ritson Campus, DUT Hotel School