ITC Courses

Economic competitiveness and future prosperity mean deepening the skills base of the workforce. Both globalisation and moves towards a more knowledge-based economy raise the pressing question of the most effective approaches to higher skills development for people engaged in:

  • The early stages of their careers
  • Upskilling, and
  • Re-skilling of the existing workforce

The Council believes it is critical that a holistic approach is taken that ensures building employable skills, encourages lifelong learning and efficiently links employers with employable skilled workers.

Course development and training process

Skills Mapping
Undertaking activities to assess skill deficiency, map availability of skilled workers and local employment opportunities. This can include conducting local surveys and gather business intelligence regarding the availability of local employers, job opportunities they provide and potential employees eligible to apply for the positions.

Assistance with Pre-employment Training
The Council works with various partners to provide vocational training and distant learning courses that allow participants to acquire employable skills.

Internships & Job Placement
The Council works with a number of organisations to provide job placement services in rural areas, including matching citizen profile with available job openings, skills assessment, job counselling, and job application submission and provision of virtual interviewing facilities.

Monitoring Job Placement
Local organisations which offer training and job placement services, are in the best position to track local job placements. Further, since they have a relationship with citizens placed through them, they can offer lifelong learning courses that a citizen needs to upgrade his skills for career progress.

The benefits of skills development for business

  • A positive point of difference for customers looking new partners/suppliers
  • Increased productivity, better work safety practices and efficiency
  • Better levels of customer service (and satisfaction)
  • An engaged and motivated workforce enjoying greater job satisfaction, higher motivation and morale
  • Improved risk management in potentially highly litigious areas such as sexual harassment and diversity
  • Employee loyalty (they see that you value them enough to invest in them)
  • Reduced absenteeism and employee turnover
  • Reduced recruitment costs
  • Better recruitment and staffing policies
  • The ability to sell or license your knowledge to others
  • Business skills development services
  • Facilitate the process of identifying key organisational skills that an organisation needs to meet its mandate.
  • Undertake a skills audit in relation to these identified organisational needs to identify immediate, medium term and long term skills gaps in the organisation.
  • Define a range of skills development strategies to address skills needs in the immediate, medium and long term.
  • Oversee support and quality assure the implementation of skills development interventions to meet the immediate skills development needs of an organisation.
  • Monitor and evaluate skill development in the organisation relative to these needs.
  • Develop an annual review, ensuring its endorsement in the organisation.

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