Welcome to the new official blog of The Skills Handbook.
This blog is being launched just in time for the ASTD South Africa's 9th International Conference. I will be presenting a Skills Development Update there and also sharing some of the content on this blog over the coming weeks.
This is a list of the topics I will be covering in future posts:
- ASTD Conference reportback - highlights and key new ideas discussed
- The Minister of HET's January and February press briefings and what light they shed on the direction of government strategy
- The Nedbank Occupational Qualifications Case Study - this could be the biggest success story in workplace learning since the year 2000, a very exciting development that will hopefully be the start of a national (and international) trend in workplace learning
- Intellectual Apartheid Fights On - the debate around limiting the QCTO to NQF Level 6 qualifications: how can we still be arguing about the importance of workplace learning on the NQF?
- The QCTO and the HRD Council expand their web presence - good news for workplace learning as communication from both organisations improves
- Key developments expected from DHET by 1 April 2013 - there are several documents, regulations and policy updates expected as the new financial year starts
The 2013/14 Skills Handbook will be available in the following formats:
- The hardcopy edition of the book (available approximately June 2013)
- The eBook edition of the book, on CD-ROM (available approximately May 2013)
- A downloadable PDF version of the book on Scribd (available approximately May 2013)
- The free online book which will be a regular HTML website view of the book rather than a PDF version. Our hope is that this will encourage more interaction than the PDF edition of the book allows.
- For those of you who can't wait until the new book is out please contact us about our in-house information sessions for HRD Teams and HR practitioners to update them on all the latest developments.