Fasset News November 2015

 

It is with great delight that Fasset announces another success in winning the 2015 CSSA/JSE Integrated Reporting Award in the Public Sector Category on 11 November 2015. Fasset faced this category against leading and reputable peers in the public sector space. This goes to show that Fasset takes the quality of communication with its stakeholders in a serious light. We are proud of this achievement and we would like to thank the event organisers for recognising best practice in reporting standards.

We would also like to invite all stakeholders to participate in the Seta landscape discussion paper which was gazetted by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the 10th Nov 2015. Your input in this structural transition would be invaluable.

The year is drawing to a close and there is a wave of excitement in the air as organisations in our sector are preparing for year end and December closure. Fasset still remains committed to attending to your skills development needs and will only be closing its offices on the 24th December 2015 and reopening on the 04th January 2016. On behalf of the Fasset team, I would like to wish you a vibrant November month and to remind you to hang in there if you are facing exams!.

Zandile Skosana
Communications Manager

 

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Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2015

This is a friendly reminder for Employers to complete the Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2015. Fasset has extended the closing date of the Employer Satisfaction Survey to the 20th of November to allow more employers to respond. In case you have missed the survey link, Please Click here. to complete the questionnaire.

Remember that a draw will be conducted at the completion of the study and a lucky winner will walk away with a Fasset hamper worth R500 of Fasset goodies.
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Compulsory Online Submission of Mandatory Grant Applications

The Skills Development Plan (mandatory grant application) due on 30 April 2016 must be submitted online by all organisations. Previously online submission was only compulsory for large and medium employers, but small levy paying organisations are now included in this requirement. In an effort to assist employers in the process, Fasset will publish guidelines for submission on its website, and endeavour to open the functionality for submission, early in the new year.

The change in process will result in quicker evaluation and response time and more efficient payment of the grant.
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Apply for Fasset's National Student Financial Aid Scheme Loan Repayment Grant

Learners on learnerships are often cash-strapped. Some learners are paying tuition fees to complete their studies; others are repaying their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loan. Fasset would like to encourage employers to ensure that learners, who are eligible for the grant, apply. Please Click here to for more information on how to apply for this opportunity of a lifetime.
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Fasset Success Stories

Please write to us and let us celebrate your successes with you! We always love to hear back from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes so that we can share those encouraging stories with our sector. We share these via email as well on our Facebook page. Please write to us and let us celebrate your successes with you!
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LL calendar of events

Check out the upcoming Life-long learning seminars for the month of November in our Events Calendar. Diarise the events that are most relevant to you and make your booking to reserve your seat. We look forward to hosting you at these seminars where best practice in our sector is shared.

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Support to Non-levy payers

Non-levy paying employers can register with Fasset and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.

7 Do we have your correct details?

If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za, so that we can update your details on our database. You can also login to verify or update your details.
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Fraud Prevention

In order to assist Fasset in giving effect to our Fraud Prevention Plan, we encourage all stakeholders to make use of the Fasset Tip Offs Hotline 0800 205 054 to notify Fasset of any suspected fraudulent activities impacting on Fasset.
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Engage with us and Win

Congratulations to Nompumelelo Tshabalala from Majuba Tvet College, the winner of our website lucky draw competition for October 2015.