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