July 2012

As part of our contribution to the '67 minutes' campaign in honour of our former president Nelson Mandela's birthday, Fasset attended the Nelson Mandela Day Careers Exhibition in Taung North-West Province. A joyful, rewarding and productive occasion, which we were indeed very proud to be a part of.

Fasset is also very proud of our brand new website. Our website has always been the number one source of news and information for our stakeholders and, in continuing our dedication to providing high quality services, and accessibility to information, we've re-vamped our website for simple navigation, incorporating a fresh new look and feel. Be sure to visit www.fasset.org.za.

Another very important innovation that we are proud of is the implementation of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme ( NSFAS) Grant. The NSFAS Grant seeks to pay off learners' loans in full, enabling employers to retain these learners, and also enabling learners to complete their professional qualifications. Further details (including criteria and forms) will be communicated in the next issue of e-facts as well as on our website.

To find out more about what's happening at Fasset visit our website: www.fasset.org.za.

Kindest Regards

Fasset Annual Function 2012 - A show not to be missed!
A "Skills at Work" themed show. Incorporating Fasset's AGM, Best Practice Awards Ceremony and Projects Showcase.Click here to register for the breakfast function which will be held at the Randpark Golf Club, Randburg, Johannesburg.

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.

Fasset Working Committees
Fasset's working committees are open for membership. Please contact the relevant manager to obtain the Terms of Reference and Application Form. - Communications Committee (marelda.moodley@fasset.org.za) - Quality Assurance and Learnerships Committee (natercia.faustino@fasset.org.za) - Skills Planning Committee (lauren.derman@fasset.org.za)
Grant Processing
Thank you to all those that submitted the Mandatory Grant by 30 June 2012. The assessment process has begun and the first payment is scheduled for the end of August 2012. Should you receive a letter of Query, please ensure that you respond within the indicated time period to ensure that you are considered for grant approval.
Fasset Benefits 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013
Click here for a full list of Fasset benefits available to Skills Development Levy (SDL) Paying and Non-SDL Paying Employers.
Funding Decision 2012/13
The Fasset Board recently held its annual strategic planning session for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Key decisions were made on Fasset's strategic direction for the upcoming financial year. For more information click here.
Changes in Discretionary Grants
The 2012/2013 financial year has brought about a few changes in the Fasset discretionary grant environment, such as the funding of only Black African learners on the Strategic Cash Grant and the Learnership Cash Grant. Click here for an outline of all these changes. The grant application forms are available for download from the website.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Fasset held this inspiring new topic in July 2012. Click here to download the material distributed at this event.
Business Writing for Budding Professionals
Fasset's two-day Business Writing workshop will be held in August and September 2012 across the country. Click here to register your learners and staff for this event.
Coming Soon: Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud
Look out for the invitation to this important event, which will run in September 2012.
Download your Certificates of Attendance
If you attended one of our Lifelong Learning events, please remember that the SDF of your organisation can download your certificate of attendance using their stakeholder login details.
Sector Survey
Fasset has developed a labour market analysis and monitoring programme that consists of comprehensive sector surveys every five years. The field research for the third survey is currently being conducted and your participation will be highly appreciated. Interesting results of the 2007 survey can be downloaded from the Fasset website.
Sector Skills Plan Update
The draft Fasset Sector Skills Plan (SSP) Update 2013/14 for the 2013 to 2018 period is available for download. This SSP contains the blueprint for the Seta's strategy and activities for the third National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) for the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
Fasset Tender Bulletin
Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement at the relevant threshold according to supply chain regulations is advertised on our website and we advise prospective service providers to regularly check the Tender Bulletin section for new information relating to Fasset's service requirements.
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.
Win Win Win
Congratulations to Rosalind Stephenson the winner of our website lucky draw competition for June 2012.
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