The ultimate objective is to address skills shortages in the Sector. Some of the scarce skills identified in the Sector include but are not limited to Accounting, Credit Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Food Technology, Purchasing Management, Information Technology, Industrial Relations and Marketing, to mention a few. This bursary scheme will build a talent pipeline of scarce skills that are much needed by the Sector.
The bursary scheme is open to learners who want to study any of the retail related qualifications at a recognised university, universities of technology and TVET College (formerly known as FET College) in South Africa.
The W&RSETA is cognisant of the fact that TVET colleges are strategically positioned to address skills shortages in the country and realises the importance of tapping into this skills pool in these institutions.
The bursary scheme will assist the Sector by providing a pool of potential employees with scarce and critical skills, thus narrowing the gap between supply and demand.
It will further promote and position wholesale and retail as a career of choice.
Closing date is 31 January 2016