The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) provides an environment to facilitate the training and up skilling of various employees and people involved in local government structures, as well as unemployed South Africans.
This entails creating and implementing a variety of skills development interventions such as, the Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and learning programmes aimed at local government employees and others working within the sphere such as traditional leaders and ward councillors.
As a developing country, South Africa’s workforce plays a key role in service delivery hence, the importance of having a skilled and capable workers cannot be overemphasised; not only does it improve the lives of South Africans, but it also assists local government structures in meeting their constitutional mandate.
Our mission is to build Local Governments’ ability to meet its development needs by engaging innovative training methods, effective capacity building frameworks and building strategic partnerships.
To be a SETA of excellence, facilitating skills development at Local Government across South Africa.
The LGSETA would have achieved its vision when the following happens:
As the LGSETA is envisioning a greater future, its values are:
In an effort to continuously inform and keep our stakeholders and Skills Development Facilitator’s updated with the LGSETA’s progress of its mandate, the LGSETA hosts annual Interprovincial SDF Forums. The annual sessions are a result of the LGSETA’s efforts to garner feedback from SDFs and provincial stakeholders on how the organisation can formulate and implement strategies to align its operations and more importantly, to create positive greater impact in the local government sector as far as skills development and service delivery is concerned. The sessions are held to create common understanding amongst concerned provincial stakeholders in terms of the LGSETA’s mandate and how municipalities can share in this vision and more importantly for municipalities to have a platform to share best practices.
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