Ceta Learnership Agreement
The Committee met to hear briefings from the Department of Human Settlements on the report on the operating expenditure of the Rural Household Infrastructure Development Programme and a CETA report on construction education and training on its programme and progress in achieving its objectives; Outcome 8 Service Delivery Agreements between the department and other interdepartmental departments. The Education and Training Authority (CETA) had been in administration since March 2011. Its administrator presented an analysis of the problems and challenges associated with CETA. Prior to the transition from SETAs to the Ministry of Higher Education, CETA had focused on courts and students, not scholarships and apprenticeships. This was an exercise to no avail, as these short training stays were not adequate training and leaving behind people with unimportant certification. CETA would therefore focus on a broader qualification if it progressed. One of the key areas of the construction industry has been adult education (ABET), where most construction workers participated in the program due to illiteracy. But they had discovered that the ABET model was a generic model based on how to enroll people in reading, writing and doing basic calculations. To make them more suitable and attractive to their industries, they should modify them and make them more construction-specific. Nor has there been any recognition of prior knowledge. This one had to be activated. There was no follow-up of the final results.
For example, in terms of business creation and support over the past five years, they have not exceeded the number of apprentices who have left the company. The focus would be on training provided by public institutions and government agencies rather than on private providers. There was a lot of corruption — up to 80% of the projects had a corrupt element. In 2009/2010, CETA conducted a full audit of its finances. However, the performance audit, which was subject to significant deficiencies, was the subject of the performance review.