, Global Business Solutions

Skills Development

South African organisations are taking an integrated approach: skills development is meeting the need to develop skills of employees and also stimulate job creation and economic growth within a framework of inclusivity and social transformation. ​

At the heart of this integrated approach is the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) who analyses the skills requirements within an organisation and coordinates the execution of the personal development plans of employees, monitors the implementation of the workplace skills plan and reports accordingly. ​

At Global Business Solutions we offer both dedicated training and consulting services to assist all those involved in the skills development arena. ​

Our aim is to support our clients to easily navigate through the legislation to ensure optimum participation in the available skills development funding schemes such as the mandatory and discretionary grants. ​

This division addresses all technical consulting arising from the Skills Development legislation to enable clients to qualify for mandatory and discretionary grants.​

We also offer our services as external SDF’s whereby we assist companies with their strategic approach to skills development; this includes assistance with the drafting of Skills Development Plans and Training reports and aligning training initiatives to support B-BBEE and Employment Equity strategy.​


“The facilitator was excellent! Very good knowledge of course content, and very approachable.”Taryn Minthradeva (HR Administrator)  TAKATA SA (Pty) Ltd. (Durban, 6, 7, 13, 14 April 2016)


“Very informative with lots of practical examples. The facilitator was very knowledgeable and made use of mind maps that conveyed the course content very effectively” Amsilla Naidoo (Bookkeeper) Arch Woods Protection. (Durban, 6, 7, 13, 14 April 2016)


“Well presented . Knowledgeable and practical examples given to help understanding.” Michael Peckham (Training Administration Manager) Transnet Port Terminals. (Durban, 6, 7, 13, 14 April 2016)


“The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable , and updates with legislation and the current changes, especially on the topic of the BEE scorecard. Thoroughly enjoyed her style of facilitation.” Sunita Reddy (Skills Development Facilitator) Transnet Port Terminals. (Durban, 6, 7, 13, 14 April 2016)

“Overall programme was great, informative, learnt a lot in different angles of SDF….Facilitator was brilliant, intelligent, and one could see she loves what she is doing.” Lonwabo Prince Yekani, Telecom Operator, Dept of Justice. (East London, 26 March 2015)

Placing people with disabilities differs from other forms of placement as it requires a different process which is often unfamiliar territory for most employers. This process will include what disabilities the workplace can accommodate, accessibility of the workplace, BBEEE requirements and on-going support. The challenge is to change preconceived attitudes and perceptions by educating employers before they consider offering positions to persons with disabilities.​

Disability Sensitization is an essential step in the process of ensuring people with disabilities are able to function effectively in the open labour market. One needs to create an inclusive environment and educate your staff on how to do this. It is of great importance that the workforce has a clear understanding of the potential barriers and misconceptions the person with a disability faces on a daily basis.​

Each sensitization workshop includes:​

•Disability Definitions​
• Disability Etiquette​
• Correct terminology​
• Myths about people with disabilities​
• Selection and Recruitment​
• Exploring our perception about disability​
• Experiential learning​

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