Saturday, April 20, 2024

Thousands of high school learners are discovering agricultural study and career opportunities as part of the AgriSETA Learner Connect initiative. This is presented in partnership with Food For Mzansi and 19 different community radio stations. Through AgriSETA Learner Connect we want to help guide high school learners fill the scarce and critical jobs in the agricultural sector. Together, we explore many cool jobs for which there is a big demand.

AgriSETA creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture.

The scope of AgriSETA covers the agricultural sector from input services to the farm, activities on the farm and the first level processing activities from the farm.

In terms of the Skills Development Act, we are responsible for the skills development of the agricultural workforce, employed and unemployed. The AgriSETA facilitates the implementation of learning through Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Adult Education and Training, and tertiary studies or in-service training by allocating grants and bursaries. It also supports apprentices, interns and mentorships.

To ensure the quality provision of education and training, we are also responsible for accrediting sector-specific training providers and for monitoring the standard of training presented.