Presentation on theme: "Comparative Analysis of the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and South African Services Sector and Education Training Authority (SSETA) on Quality Assurance."— Presentation transcript:
Comparative Analysis of the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and South African Services Sector and Education Training Authority (SSETA) on Quality Assurance Performance Indicators Cornelius Motsisi LAS VEGAS, USA
Background on Botswana GDP: US$11.6 billion (2009 estimate) GDP per head: US$6406 (2009) GDP Growth: -6% (2009) Inflation: 7.1% (May 2010) Major Industries: Diamonds, copper, nickel, beef and tourism
Legislative Framework National Policy on Education (1977)Apprentice and Industrial Act (1993)Revised National Policy on Education (1994)
Legislative Framework National Policy on Education (1977 ) Vocational Act (1998) Human Resource Dev. Council Act 2010 Botswana Qualifications Authority Act 2010
Global Rankings Botswana S.A. Income categoryUpper middle income GNI per capita (US$): 7,720 (US$): 7,610 WEF Global Competitiveness Index /148 53/148 Standard and Poor’s (Sovereign rating) A+ A- Heritage Foundation Index (Economic Freedom) 30/185 74/185 Ease of Doing Business56/183 39/183 International Corruption Perceptions Index (2012) 33/176 69/176
Global Rankings Human Resource Development Index 119/187121/187 *WEF Human Capital Index79/12286/122 WEF Global Gender Gap Index 85/13617/136 Baseline Productivity Index2/10241/102
Global Rankings Human Resource Development Index 119/187121/187 *WEF Human Capital Index79/12286/122 WEF Global Gender Gap Index85/13617/136 Baseline Productivity Index2/10241/102 The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new Index which measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment.
Strategic Information BOTA - Botswana SSETA - South Africa LegislationVocational Act of 1998 Skills Development Act of 1998 Date of establishment 2000 VisionBOTA will be a world class Coordinating body for the development of quality vocational skills Services SETA will instil in South Africa’s working communities a tangible, trainable, certifiable and accountable measure of service excellence, which it will be proud to benchmark against comparable international standards of service.
Strategic Information MissionCo-ordinate an integrated accessible vocational training system that meets the needs of learners and industry through: Development of standards Quality assurance Policy advice Monitoring and evaluation National standards and qualifications in the sector and sub-sectors are created and registered onto the national qualifications framework, which will be used to curriculate, assess, certify, and manage performance in the sector to develop targeted skills and generic service skills. Quality learning provision is maintained throughout the sector.
Strategic Information Challenges / Situational analysis The substantive CEO was re-deployed to head the Human Resource Advisory Council The merger between The Tertiary Education Council and Botswana Training Authority had started LMIS not yet fully operational The SSETA was placed under administration after the CEO was fired by the Minister of Higher Education in February 2011 The SSETA has had some setbacks in the process of putting together a team of Executive Managers -following a situation where the entire team of previous Executive Managers left the employment of the SSETA.
Definition of Terms Result Based Management -A management strategy focusing on performance and achievement of outputs, outcomes and impacts Outcome-a change in conditions between the completion of outputs and the achievement of impact. Output: Tangible product/ services of a VET policy or prog. that is necessary to achieve the objectives.
Definition of Terms Monitoring: A continuing function that aims primarily to provide managers and main stakeholders with regular feedback and early indications of progress or lack thereof in the achievement of intended results.
Definition of Terms Performance measurement: The collection, interpretation of, and reporting on data for performance indicators which measure how well programmes or projects deliver outputs and contribute to achievement of higher level aims (purposes and goals).
Data Comparative Analysis Relevance SSETA (2012)BOTA TargetResultTargetResult Sector Skills Plan xx Labour Market Information System (LMIS) xx Gainful EmploymentN/A4 076 (2011)
Policy and Programme Reforms National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS) Vision “by 2022 it will be universally accepted that the quality, productivity and motivation of its people will be Botswana’s single greatest and most valuable resource”.
Policy and Programme Reforms Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has been established for the preliminary implementation of the strategy Labour Market Observatory (LMO) &LMIS set up to host information: LFS, Labour, TVET and Tertiary x, Occupation Population, job seekers, vacancies, workplace inf. macro economic projections etc
USING LMIS TO IMPROVE TVET PROG.-BASELINE SURVEY Industrial attachments 84% of brigades/community colleges 80% of private vocational training institutions 79% public colleges 75% parastatal/quasi-government institutions 63% NGO institutions 62% workplace training institutions
TRACER STUDIES c. BOTA study of 2010 found: around 50% of graduates found employment around 50% were unemployed 71.79% were employed full time in the construction sector (construction trades, craft trades and industrial specialization) 59% of the females were unemployed Employers, trainers and graduates rated the skills as fairly adequate
TVET PROG-PRIORITY SKILLS STUDY The BOTA 2010 study on the list of priority vocational skills and strategies found: A.identified 16 critical skills and 6priorities (italics) areas for the next five years: 1.Transport operations 2.Technical/vocational teaching 3.Hospitality and catering 4.Electrician
TVET PROG-PRIORITY SKILLS STUDY 5. Radio/electronics/computer engineering & telecommunications 6. Diamond cutting/polishing and jewellery making 7. Masonry and bricklaying 8. Refrigeration and air-conditioning 9. Carpentry and joinery 10. Basic nursing & other health related programmes
TVET PROG-PRIORITY SKILLS 11.Welding & fabrication 12. Marketing & sales 13. Plumbing & sheet metal 14. Machine tool repair/fitting 15. Motor mechanics 16. Agriculture The research tools included the job opportunity index, surveys, interviews, consultation meetings, focus group interviews and a prioritization method