Country-wide Master Skills Plan Workshop

25 July 2022

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Pretoria Menlyn

The event offers an opportunity for the DG, DDGs, Chief Directors, and Directors responsible for skills planning in each branch to learn more about the purpose of the plan, discuss the research questions posed, and reflect on the approach to the development of the plan, as set out in the draft MSP concept note.

The Master Skills Plan (MSP) is expected to serve as a high level, country-wide, coordinated response to key skills needs identified for economic and social development. The plan, together with its associated processes and structures, is expected to bring about coherence, rationalisation and improved efficiency of the skills planning and delivery system in the country. It will clarify institutional arrangements that provide clear leadership and responsibility for key elements of the skills system. Moreover, the MSP is expected to serve as an anchor for good practice and a pledge of political and collective will and commitment. The MSP will build on existing national skills plans (such as the HRDSA, the NSDP and the ERRP Skills Strategy) and its development processes will direct how the skills planning regime in South Africa could be better coordinated.

The objectives of this internal workshop are to present and review the draft Concept Note on the country-wide Master Skills Plan (MSP).

Expected Outcomes: The MSP will affect the work of every branch, and attendance and participation in the workshop will be crucial in shaping the Master Skills Plan, and addressing the issues raised in the Concept Note.