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The Matric mandate: a barrier to employment for South African youth
The widespread requirement for a matric certificate by employers is increasingly becoming a significant obstacle to youth employment, particularly impacting those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 25 Jun 2024 Read more

Navigating unemployment in a changing skills development landscape
How will the imminent transition from the Setas to occupational qualifications under the QCTO impact our unemployment crisis? 28 May 2024 Read more

Learner success story – Thulani Nkabinde
This was a bittersweet one for us...While we are so incredibly proud of Thulani Nkabinde for realising his dream of obtaining permanent employment, we were also sad to lose a valuable member of the Progression team. Thulani was hosted as a learner at Progression’s offices over the last few years, gradually developing his skills and confidence until he recently applied for and secured a full-time position at Multotec. 8 May 2024 Read more

Embracing diversity: the increasing importance of DEIB in today's workplaces
Everybody seems to be talking about DEIB lately! In recent years, the concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, have gained significant traction in workplaces around the world. But is DEIB just the latest buzzword, or is there more to this increasingly popular acronym? 30 Apr 2024 Read more

As an employer, are you prepared for the QCTO changes ahead?
I have been taken aback recently by the number of employers who seem to be unaware of the looming QCTO deadline and the possible implications for their businesses. Do you know that after 30 June 2024, all the traditional SETA-accredited programmes (the so-called ‘legacy qualifications’) that most employers have been implementing for decades are due to fall away and that from 1 July 2024 onwards all learners will only be able to register for QCTO-accredited occupational programmes? 8 Apr 2024 Read more

Time to think outside the box about skills development
Many of us are gearing up for WSP/ATR season, which is just around the corner. The annual deadline of 30 April for submitting Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports has a way of sneaking up on many companies, particularly those that fail to plan ahead, often causing unnecessary panic and stress. 29 Feb 2024 Read more

Learner success story – Asanda Mbebe
Another uplifting success story to add to our ever-growing catalogue! We are so proud of Asanda Mbebe who rose above difficult circumstances and put in the hard work to earn a permanent job at global engineering company, Babcock International Group. Asanda proved herself by committing to, and successfully completing, three consecutive learnerships in as many years with Babcock and securing her appointment as a Bids Administrator in the Commercial Department. 5 Dec 2023 Read more