October 2012

Although the festive season is around the corner, it's still business as usual at Fasset. We've been hard at work with grant processing, lifelong learning training as well as planning and scheduling for the year ahead. With two exciting training events still to be completed and more development projects being appointed, 'silly season' must wait until we have wound down towards the end of December.

To find out about what's happening at Fasset read below or visit: www.fasset.org.za

Kindest Regards

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's Brand Ambassadors
Fasset's Brand Ambassador Campaign is well-underway. Brand Ambassadors have been appointed at the University of Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Johannesburg (Soweto Campus); University of Limpopo, Northern Cape Urban College, Tshwane North FET College, Maluti FET College and the University of Free State. We profile four of our Brand Ambassadors in this issue of e-facts. Click here to read more.
Accrediting Internships in your Workplace
Employers in the Fasset sector can now apply to Fasset for accreditation of their graduate work-based internship programmes. These programmes are defined as, "typically designed by employers as graduate development programmes to grow their own talent for special and senior management positions." Click here for the application.
Grant Payment
Please note that the first grant payment run was on 29 August 2012 and the next run is due in November 2012.

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 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. The grant applications must be submitted to Fasset by no later than 15 February 2013.

NEW: NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant
Fasset is inviting African learners on a Fasset sector learnership, to apply for the Fasset NLRG which is geared towards assisting learners to become financially independent of their NSFAS debt. For more information or to download the application click here. The grant application must be submitted to Fasset by no later than 15 February 2013.
Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud
Fasset's full day free seminar on Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud was held country wide in September and October 2012. Click here to download the material distributed at the event.
Fasset's 2013 Strategy Implementation
Fasset will be hosting an event for SDFs to launch the new Mandatory Grant application form for large firms and discuss the 2013 strategy. Click here to register.
Customer Satisfaction Survey 2012
Fasset has commenced with it's 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey. Please note that BMI-T have been comissioned to conduct the survey on Fasset's behalf. The interviews with employers, professional bodies and training providers will be taking place during October - November 2012.
Compliance with Changes in Legislation
If you missed the Comliance with Changes in Legislation event that Fasset ran in October, be sure to keep an eye out for the material that will be published on our website shortly.
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.
Sector Skills Plan Update
The draft Fasset Sector Skills Plan (SSP) Update 2013/14 for the 2013 to 2018 period was submitted to DHET on 31 August 2012 and 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.
2010 / 2011 Grant Analysis
The analysis for the 2010/2011 grant applications is available for download. Click here to read more about training in the Fasset sector.
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 Lynette Van Nieuwenhuizen the winner of our website lucky draw competition for September 2012.
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