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Why Accelerating Workplace Learning is Important for Business

Has learning and development in the workplace been put on the backburner? The latest research from Deloitte indicates that this is often the case. Of the approximate 1,200 global organisations that were surveyed, it emerged that 74% currently focus on traditional learning methods that don’t empower employees to acquire new skills thus falling behind the [...]

14th June 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Making Sense of the New Digital Learning Landscape

Making Sense of the New Digital Learning Landscape With the rapid innovation of digital content and technological tools in the world today, learning and development programs are constantly being reinvented for digital access thereby enabling individuals to learn in revolutionary new ways. We know that modern day platforms – like Google, Youtube, Facebook and Slack [...]

16th May 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Embracing Individuality in Learning: Helping Every Learner Succeed

Todd Rose teaches educational neuroscience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity – an organization devoted to "the science of the individual and its implications for education, the workforce, and society." In his book, The End Of Average: How We Succeed in a World That [...]

25th April 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Top tips to consider: WSPs and ATRs deadline looming

Now that skills development is one of three priority pillars of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), Workplace Skills Plans are more important for companies than ever before. As we previously wrote in our article Investing in Skills Development: Giving your Business the Upper Hand, complying with skills development allows companies to earn points and certain [...]

4th April 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Making the most of Learnerships

In the view of Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn, companies that are obliged by law to contribute to the country’s Skills Development Fund by paying the mandatory Skills Development Levy will find a number of important benefits if they include learnerships in their annual Workplace Skills Plan. A learnership is a work-based learning programme directly [...]

3rd April 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

The Journey of Skills Development in the Digital Era

Skills are important. There’s no denying that. Some might say they even help to define us. Whether physical, mental or social, our skills often make us who are – and who we are is constantly evolving as we develop and grow within the fast-paced world around us. In a professional sense, acquiring new skills is [...]

22nd March 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Investing in Skills Development: Giving your Business the Upper Hand

This year, skills building remains high on the corporate agenda as the revised Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes now stipulates that skills development is a priority element. By complying, businesses are able to earn points and rebates which includes recovering up to 20% of the mandatory grant from Skills Development Levies which is paid [...]

7th March 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Transforming the Culture of Learning One Innovation at a Time

It’s no secret that technology is changing the way we learn. From how we consume information to the sources we access information from, today’s fast paced and digitally driven society is drastically shaping and retransforming the learning and development process. One noteworthy trend being discussed in the realm of education today – and online education [...]

21st February 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Upskilling South Africa’s Youth: High on the Agenda for 2017

Now that 2017 is well underway, it’s interesting to observe the latest group of South African matriculants as they take steps towards entering the job market in the near future.  Of the 828,020 candidates who wrote the National Senior Certificate exam last year, 162,374 qualified for university, 179,619 for diploma study and 100,486 for certificate [...]

13th February 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Digitalising Africa: A Look at the Obstacles and Opportunities

Siemens recently conducted a Maturity Report on Digitalisation in Africa – focussing on the four African countries with the fastest growing economies, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. But what does digitalisation really mean in the case of Africa? According to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens Southern Africa, it’s about using new technologies like [...]

19th January 2017|Industry News, Media Center|