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Local businesses that are growing, supporting each other and reinvesting their money locally, are contributing to the success of their communities.
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Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)

Skills Development is a PRIORITY ELEMENT under the amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. Points under the Skills Development element will not be achieved should an organisation fail to submit their WSP and ATR. Not complying with the 40% minimum target for Skills Development, will result in the organisation being discounted a level for their overall scorecard. i.e. if you achieve an overall level 3 scorecard, a penalty discount will drop your rating to a level 4 B-BBEE rating.

  1. The organisation will qualify to recover 20% of their skills spend as a Mandatory Grant allocated from Skills Development Levies paid to SARS.
  2. The organisation that meets the required criteria can apply for Discretionary Grants from their affiliate SETA(s).

The following documents need to be submitted by all Levy Paying Members (companies)

  • A Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) – An organisation’s articulated training plan
  • An Annual Training Report (ATR) – a report actuating previously implemented training initiatives. In this case, your submission will be a 2020  ATR for the 2021 submission.
  • A Pivotal Training Plan – Strategic plan aligned to scarce skills that may be required within the business and/or industry. The initiatives are a snapshot of foreseeable training that will take place in the financial year after submission.
  • A Pivotal Training Report – A Scarce Skills report articulating the outcomes of the preceding year’s Pivotal Training Plan outcomes

With the amended Codes of Good Practice, large companies can improve their preferential procurement points by supporting previously disadvantaged individuals to upgrade to become empowered suppliers, and by including B-BBEE rated businesses in their supply chain.
When a person buys a proudly South African product it goes beyond simple convenience. They are supporting and developing small businesses, which transform local economies by providing increased job opportunities. More jobs boost the economy, tackle poverty and assist in securing the future of the country, making local much more than just lekker.

BEE AND MORE would like to assist you in achieving your Training Plans, the implementation thereof and all skills development project management activities that ensure that best practice is achieved, guarantee that you maximise on your B-BBEE scorecard, specifically pertaining to the Skills Development element and most importantly YOUR PEACE OF MIND!

Start your planning process with us NOW to avoid penalties and ensure that your business benefits going forward.

Supporting Local Business

When you buy a local product, a significant portion of that money remains in that community, and it’s reinvested to create vibrant town centres and improve local services. Additionally, local business owners tend to support other local companies, from both a personal and business perspective. For example, preference will be given to local service providers when jobs need to be outsourced and this offers growth opportunities.

For a small business to be successful it needs to recognise a gap in the market, and this means selling a product or service where there is a need in their community. Local businesses often produce distinctive regional and cultural products and this helps to keep their community and the country unique. Product value also increases as the product is recognised as something special and different.

When it comes to doing business, people tend to choose a company where they believe they will get the best value for their money and time. While a local business isn’t always a guarantee of service levels, when an entrepreneur has made a significant personal financial investment in their own company, it’s in their best interest to provide the best service.

A local business owner who uses local suppliers will usually pay less for products and services as their transportation costs are reduced. With a healthy competition between service providers for this business, it should improve the quality, reliability and affordability of the products or services.

Local businesses that are growing, supporting each other and reinvesting their money locally, are contributing to the success of their communities. When the community thrives, more jobs are created, wages and benefits can improve, and people are attracted to live and work in the area. This contributes to reducing poverty and improving the quality of life of the local residents.

Alabaster training centre focuses on developing a variety of scarce skills in the corporate sector and rural communities by delivering superior quality training.

WHO we are

Alabaster training centre is a 135% black owned private company founded in 2014 to address the urgent need for skills development in our country.

We focuses on developing a variety of scarce skills in the corporate sector and rural communities by delivering superior quality training.

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Meeting with clients

To establish which elements the business will be measured against in order to validate the BEE claims

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Interviewing

Black managers, shareholders, board members, directors and enterprise Development beneficiaries and employees

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Inspecting​

All supporting documentation (e.g. pay slips, contract of appointment and salary slips) to rule out fronting

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Lodging an appeal​

On behalf of the client if a claim has been disqualified and constantly providing client with feed-back as to the results

We at ATC aim at providing in-depth training qualities which would assist our skills development experts in identifying numerous skill gaps.

SUPPORT & QUERIES

Support : 067 278 3364
E-mail: noelenem@alabastertc.co.za