Using ABET to develop low-skilled employees for career planning

Requirement: Developing low-skilled employees for career planning

My client, a member of the manufacturing, engineering and related services SETA (merSETA), is a global supplier of word-class defence products and solutions. With more than 1,000 employees at its Pretoria operations the company expressed the need for developing low-skilled employees for the purpose of career planning.

Product Introduced: Adult Education and Training in Communication and Mathematics

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET/AET) is one of the best training programmes that will address my client’s needs. ABET provides employees with the basic foundational learning tools, knowledge and skills that include reading, writing, understanding, listening (communication) and numeracy (mathematics) which enables further development and career planning within any business.
At Triple E Training our SETA accredited ABET product range covers learning from Level 1 (pre-ABET) to Leve 4 (NQF1). To reach its objectives I recommended that my client run both Communication in English and Numeracy in a total of 16 fundamental classes facilitated by Triple E’s expertly qualified ABET facilitators at its training centre’s main campus in Pretoria.
This roll-over outsourced training project will run for the next couple of months and advance employees from ABET Level 1 to Level 4 over 120 hours per learning area per level.

Expert opinion: ABET allows for improved skills that will see employees develop further

ABET is not only about developing low-skilled employees or unemployed adults in the community for the sake of obtaining the maximum points on the skills development element of the BEE Scorecard. Although ABET through an accredited service provider gives my client the advantages of an improved overall BEE Scorecard rating, contribution to its Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) as set out in its BBBEE Skills Development strategy it genuinely allows for improved skills that will see my client’s employees develop further in the business.

Call to action: Triple E Training – Your partner in ABET and career planning

With Triple E Training as its partner my client will be able to develop its low-skilled employees through ABET and help them set out a career path at the organisation.


At the cost of R600k for the first part of a roll-over ABET project my client, operating from Pretoria in the manufacturing and engineering sector, will develop a large group of illiterate employees to ABET Level 4 in both Communication in English (literacy) and Mathematics (numeracy) over the next couple of months. This will enable them to reach their objective as part of the company’s BEE Skills Development strategy to upskill employees for the purpose of further career planning and promotion from within.

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