Fruitful discussions at NTA Village on the 11th of October 2016 between the NTA and the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) of South Africa, may soon result in the formalisation of a partnership agreement between the two entities.
Elaborating on the good work the HWSETA was doing in her country’s health, social development and veterinary sectors, CEO, Yvonne Mbane said her organisation was keen to enter into a mutually beneficial partnership with the NTA. “Partnership with peer organisations in the broader SADC region is important to the HWSETA. Yes, we are eager to share our successes with others, but we equally value that we too can learn important lessons from our peers in neighbouring countries”, Mbane noted.
CEO, Jerry Beukes echoed his counterpart’s sentiments noting that the NTA appreciated the value that can be derived from cooperation with HWSETA. “As a relatively young organisation, the NTA stands to benefit immensely from the experience of a peer organisation such as HWSETA, especially as far as training levy disbursement and job attachment practices are concerned. I am delighted that we soon can formalise a partnership”, he said.
HWSETA endeavours to create an integrated approach to the development and provision of appropriately skilled health and social development workers, to render quality services comparable to world-class standards.
Its broad strategic objectives include the development and implementation of sector skills plan; identification of workplaces for practical work experience; disbursement of training levies collected; forge links and partnerships with stakeholders and relevant bodies; and the promotion of the employment of disabled persons.