Fasset News October 2015

 

There are numerous events in the October month worth recognising and the main emphasis is on breast cancer awareness. At Fasset, we have joined the national movement to drive the awareness of this debilitating disease by supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honouring the taken and by wearing our pink ribbons. We encourage both men and women to get examined regularly; the best protection is early detection.

We would also like to commemorate transport month and observe a moment of silence to the three people who have sadly lost their lives due to the collapse of the supporting structure for the pedestrian bridge over the M1 highway in Johannesburg.

On a high note, at the height of the excitement around the Rugby World Cup, we also have a national event of a similar scale coming up the Grade 12 final exams. This is the culmination of many years of blood, sweat and tears and we would like to wish all Grade 12s and their families and schools all the luck and perseverance over this period.

 

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Incentives update

To ensure that firms enjoy the benefits of being a member of the Seta, Fasset will be running the Incentives update sessions from the 04th to 06th of November 2015. This event will be taking place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, and will feature a demonstration of the new online submission of the PIVOTAL Grant, which closes on the 15th February 2016. To get more information on the workshops please visit our website and register your attendance.
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Training Provider Certifications

Providers wanting certificates before the end of the calendar year are requested to send all their data through to Certification.Requests@fasset.org.za before 30 October 2015. All correct data received will be processed and certificates will be ready for collection by 15 December 2015. Any certification requests received after 30 October 2015 will be processed in 2016.
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Fasset's Strategy for 2016/2017

The Fasset Board met in July 2015 to decide on the SETA strategy and implementation plans for 2016/2017. The strategy was approved by the Board and was also shared with all stakeholders at the Fasset AGM in September 2015. Download a guide to the 2016/2017 strategy and align your organisation in order to get the maximum benefit from us. Click here to download 'Getting Started' and 'Fasset Incentives' which will guide Fasset stakeholders in crafting their skills development, education and training strategy for the year.
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Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2015

Fasset is conducting a follow-up Customer Satisfaction Survey to assess medium and large employer customer satisfaction, please click on the link to Survey Monkey, and assist us determine current levels of customer satisfaction. Please Click here.
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Inter-SETA Transfers

Fasset has an obligation to ensure that companies that are transferring into Fasset actually belong in the sector. Of late, Fasset has received many Inter-SETA Transfer (IST) applications for organisations that do not belong in the Fasset sector. Many of these organisations want to take advantage of the benefits that Fasset provides to its members. In the interests of being accountable to our stakeholders and being accountable for public funds, Fasset does scrutinise the IST applications and has turned down those that do not fit squarely into the Fasset sector.

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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.
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Fasset is recruiting 25 Brand Ambassadors from Universities and TVET Colleges for 2016-2017

Fasset is looking for well-connected, friendly, confident and self-motivated students to become Brand Ambassadors on and off campus. The prospective Brand Ambassador needs to be studying towards a Finance and Accounting-related qualification in order to qualify for this role. Each Brand Ambassador will be fully trained up on Fasset's many learner interventions and development programmes, and will be expected to share this information with other students on and off campus. In return, each Brand Ambassador will receive incentives throughout the programme.

TVET Colleges, Universities of Technology and Universities are invited to participate in this recruitment drive and assist us to identify the most vibrant people to partner with us in this successful intervention. For more information, please e-mail to Zandile.Skosana@fasset.org.za
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LL calendar of events

Check out the upcoming Life-long learning seminars for the month of October 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.

10 Career Guidance

Click here To find out how to get Fasset material for your Career Guidance programme, send an email to sello.malatsi@fasset.org.za outlining your requirements.
11 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.
13 Engage with us and Win

Congratulations to Xolani Magutshwa from eThekwini Municipality, the winner of our website lucky draw competition for September 2015.