Management Development Programme (MDP)

All FoodBev SETA registered employers are invited to submit applications to participate in the Unisa School of Business Leadership (SBL) MDP.

The total available grant funding for financial year 2011-2012 is limited to R37,420 per candidate for the one year MDP, payable to Unisa School of Business Leadership.

• FoodBev SETA has identified General Management as a scarce skill in its Sector Skills Plan for the food and beverages manufacturing sector.
• Currently interventions are already being implemented by the Seta to address line manufacturing and functional capacity in the industry.
• The leadership and management development programmes are intended to provide pipeline middle management and executive leadership capabilities in the sector.
• The initiative will also give effect to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEEA).

Participation Framework for Companies
• Guidelines for identification of candidates, if needed, are available from the selected business schools. Candidates must have:
  - Senior Certificate
  - At least three years managerial experience
  - Individual cases not complying with these requirements may be considered on company recommendation.
• Criteria and compliance for participation in programmes are as follows:

Equity considerations (to achieve 85% black, 54% women, 4% PWD)
• Number of candidates per company limited to a maximum of 2
• Programme hours, study schools and examinations as guided by the Business Schools
• Business School minimum requirements, entry tests and requisite qualities
• Funding by FoodBev will cover the costs of tuition, books and handouts.

Companies will be responsible for any additional costs for attending the program such as travel, accommodation, etc.
• Funding contract with company and default criteria
• Sector tie-in arrangements for candidate

Annexures and Forms
• FoodBev SETA funding contract with company, business school and student

MDP Course Outline
The Unisa SBL has been appointed to deliver the MDP (at NQF 7 level) from January 2011 to
June 2012.

For curricula, please refer to the SBL website: http://www.sblunisa.ac.za/content.php?section=nonformal&id=13

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