Employees in the beverages manufacturing industry who do not have basic skills such as reading and writing may be in need of some education and training. A person who is able to read and write is better able to function within a manufacturing environment. Health and safety regulations within the manufacturing process will be better understood and adhered to resulting in a higher manufacturing standard being met in the workplace. The Adult Basic Education and Training programme is the ideal platform to provide employees with these and other skills. The beverages manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority incentivise this training by offering funding to employees and employers who are registered with the SETA.