THE HRDC SECRETARIAT SUCCESSFULLY HOSTS THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
THE HRDC SECRETARIAT SUCCESSFULLY HOSTSTHE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Secretariat facilitated the virtual Human Resource Development Council Executive Committee (EXCO) meeting on 29 June 2022. The meeting was chaired by the General Secretary of COSATU, Mr Bheki Ntshalintshaliin his capacity as the Co-Chairperson of the HRDC EXCO.
The primary function of HRDC EXCO is to oversee and monitor the execution of HRD Council decisions and projects. It carries out its mandate having regard for the priority areas identified in the Human Resource Development Strategy.
The meeting deliberated on the following strategic presentations.
HRDC Summit Social Compact Theme 3: Building a Capable, Ethical and Developmental State
Ms Rhulani Makhubela from DPSA presented theblockages hampering progress towards finalisation of the compact and requested intervention from HRDC EXCO. The meeting provided guidance on how to take the work forward.
HRDC Summit Social Compact Theme 2: Building Skills for a Transformed Economy and Society
The National Skills Authority, Acting Executive Officer MrZamokwakhe Khuzwayo provided progress update on the finalisation of social compact theme 2. The meeting noted the progress made and provided inputs on finalisation of the work.
Entrepreneurship in Education (Grade R-12)
In 2014, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) was requested by the HRDC to establish Entrepreneurship in Education programme in schooling. The mandate of the programme is to develop a South African Teaching-for-Learning approach that prepares learners with the skills they need to succeed in a changing world by nurturing their entrepreneurial mindsets. The programme was launched in 2018.
Mr James Donald of DBE gave progress report on the implementation of the Entrepreneurship in Education from Grade R-12. DBE works very closely with Civil Society, Universities and other Departments on this project. Since its establishment in 2018, 24 Provincial Subject Advisors and 108 Teachers have been trained and 332 schools implemented the project.
The Revised HRD Strategy Towards 2030
Mr Victor Mathonsi and the team from DMC Precision presented the approach used in reviewing the HRD Strategy Towards 2030 and highlighted the key priorities ofthe revised HRD Strategy and the proposed indicators and targets. The revised HRD Strategy is aligned with the DPME’s Framework. The consultations on the proposed strategy are still ongoing and will be finalised by end of July 2022.
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Issued by the Human Resources Development Council of South Africa.