EMC Training & Consulting provides a full Skills Development function to organisations, with regards to Employment Equity (EE), Workplace Skills Planning (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATR).
EMC will do all the submissions of the compulsory submissions of these reports to the necessary entities.
EMC handles the claim back and the submissions of all necessary documentation and forms.
Submission Deadlines Dates:
Why is a WSP important?
A Workplace Skills Plan is meant to outline how an organisation/ employer is going to address the training and development needs within the workplace. It assists employers in identifying and providing relevant training that will address the skills gaps within the organisation. Compiling a WSP ensures that training is not only reactive to needs that emerge but also speaks to the overall organisational strategy, as well as encourages a holistic and sustainable approach to skills development. A well thought-out WSP will ensure that the skills that an organisation lacks are being addressed. This, in turn, will result in decreased training and development costs as development efforts are more focused.
The ATR – Annual Training Report
The ATR accompanies the WSP and is submitted along with the WSP. As stated above, the ATR is intended to show your progress against your last WSP. The report reflects the education, training and development that were implemented in the previous year. Your ATR will assist you in identifying the success/ failure of your previous efforts, thus allowing you to identify areas which you can improve on in order to remain effective and competitive. Records of all education, training and development activities should be available to confirm the information given in the report.
A designated employer is defined as: a. An employer who employs 50 or more people, b. An employer who employs less than 50 people but has a total annual turnover that is equal to or above the applicable turnover of a small business in terms of Schedule 4 of the Act.
Reports are submitted on a yearly basis on the first working day of October, this report must be signed by the chief executive officer. Public companies have to include the report in their annual financial report (Section 22). Designated employers need to remember that fines for non-compliance start at R1 500 000 and increases if this is not your first contravention of the specific sections in the legislation.
Employment Equity addresses the skills gap with a company at different and occupational levels which need to be addressed within the EE plan.
EMC assists all designated employers to be compliant with the Employment Equity Act by: