6% as a percentage of total payroll, also taking into consideration the same demographic target as Employment Equity (EE), including the national and provincial economically active population (EAP) statistics.
The Skills Development element also forms part of individual empowerment. The Skills Development Act 97 of 1998 is regulated by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
There are various ways a company may split Skills Development, learnerships, internships, apprenticeships and school bursaries.
An additional 5 bonus points can be earned through absorption of learners. This may be in the form of continued studies or employment.
Sparrow FET College offers learnerships (12 months) and skills programmes (6 months).