Skills Development Partnerships Online Summit 2021   

4-5 November 2021

Dear Skills Development Partner

The need to promote linkages in Work Integrated Learning, Learnerships, Graduate and Student Placement has never been greater.

This conference is promoting a partnership that benefits each stakeholder involved. It is collaboration that ensures that Tertiary institutions produce quality graduates who in turn are employable by Industry. A skilled workforce provides more dividends for shareholders and government works better with a functional corporate sector that creates jobs!

Industry, Government and Higher Education need to come together to evaluate how their strategic partnerships have worked over the years. There is a need to infuse more ideas into the nature and form of future skills developments linkages. The green economy, renewable energy and the 4IR are some emerging issues that need attention as they have the potential to add more jobs.

Topics to be discussed and resolutions to be made on;

  • Making Private_Public_Partnerships  work for Skills Development
  • What skills are needed? Where are the new jobs?
  • Coping and Adapting to disruption of Covid-19 to graduate employability
  • Strategies to broker and manage sustainable partnerships
  • Effective collaborations on learnerships, Internships, Work Integrated learning and Graduate Programmes 
  • Forming partnerships for development and multi stakeholder Initiatives
  • Generation Z and the Future Of Work 
  • Benchmarks and Case Studies of successful collaborations 


Your High profile Speaker Line –up 

  • Zukile M C Mvalo  | DDG : Skills Development  Department of Higher Education & Training
  • Kathleen I. Powell, M.S. |  Cohen Career Center  , USA
  • Nokuthula Selamolela | CEO , FoodBev SETA
  • Elaine Brass | CEO , HWSETA
  • Bontle Lerumo | CEO , PSETA
  • R.C.M. Reddy | Managing Director & CEO , Learnet Skills , India
  • Siya Madyibi | Executive Director: Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA)  , Microsoft
  • Dr Fundiswa Nofemela | Director: Co-Operative Education, MUT
  • Meike Wetsch | Capital Raising & Funding  , Coega Development Corporation
  • Adeline Singh| Skills Development Manager, INSETA
  • Dr Pat Smythe | Executive Chairman, Emergence Growth
  • Lillian Bususu | National Graduate Skills Development Manager at  Rosebank College
  • Prof Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe| Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education
  • Nkosinathi Mchunu| College Principal , Thekwini TVET College
  • Karin Hendricks | Principal ,  Falsebay TVET College
  • Ronnie Siphika, Chief Executive Officer , Construction Management Foundation
  • Suzanne Helbig| Associate Vice Provost,  Division of Career Pathways, University Of California , USA


Download a detailed Agenda with registration form here…