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The Role of Career Development Practitioners in Meeting the Skills Needs of the Energy and Water Sectors

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is one of 21 SETAs established in terms of Section 9 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998, as amended, and reports to the Minister of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. Our mandate is to anticipate, build and manage the skills development and training needs of the energy and water services sectors through strategic skills planning within the context of the National Development Plan, as well as the National Skills Development Plan 2030.

Both sectors represented by the EWSETA face challenges. South Africa’s growing population and rapid urbanisation has seen electricity supply come under pressure. Furthermore, delays in infrastructure projects, as well as inadequate investment in maintenance and refurbishment has placed additional pressure on the national power grid. South Africa is a water scarce country with an average annual rainfall of approximately 464 mm (compared to a global average of 860 mm). This, combined with climate change and delays in infrastructure maintenance and development, places the country’s water resources under immense pressure.

Both sectors face skills supply challenges that are critical to the future growth and development of the sectors.

Now, more than ever, the EWSETA needs to partner with its many stakeholders to address the skills needs of the sector and Career Development Practitioners (CDP) have an important role to play.

Join us for our inaugural CDP online capacitation session that seeks to provide key information about our sectors, as well as the career opportunities that exist in these sectors.

Click here to register for this exciting workshop.

You will receive a response mail that will provide all the details you require to access the workshop.

We look forward to chatting to you online.