MERSETA Discretionary Grant – Be a part of closing the skills gap

Seize the opportunity to improve the BBBEE spend and rating for your business – upskill and train your own staff at no cost training and have a significant positive impact on employment and career development prospects for your people.

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MERSETA) is inviting stakeholders to apply for discretionary grants for the 2024/2025 financial year (1st Funding Window) for learnerships. 18027 training interventions are available to both levy and non-levy paying employers.

The closing date for applications for the first window is 29 February 2024.

We have aligned learnerships in response to MERSETA for this funding window.

SA Business School can assist your company with:

  • Skills programs for both Unemployed Learners and Employed Learners
  • Learnership programmes for Unemployed Learners and Employed Learners.

Learnerships earn points on the BEE Scorecard under both Employment Equity and Skills Development. Further, companies are eligible for a SARS Tax Rebate if the learnership is registered with the Department of Labour and the agreements are SETA registered.

Contact SA Business School to assist your company with both the MERSETA application process as well as implementation, training and administration for the learnerships.

Application Process:

  • We’ll consult with you to find the best solution to meet your organisation’s L&D needs, as well as align with MERSETA’s skills gap focus areas.
  • We’ll assist with putting together the proposal, Costing, and learning plan in order to apply for the funding.
  • We’ll assist with the onerous and mandatory compliance documents required.
  • We’ll provide Grant Application Submission Assistance on NSDMS
  • Assistance with MERSETA DG Tracking

Implementation Process:

  • MOU Submission
  • Learner recruitment for unemployed learnerships
  • Learner registration and compliance
  • MERSETA Site Visit Facilitation
  • Training Plan
  • Training on Skills programs and/or Learnerships
  • MOU Compliance
  • Assistance with Tranche Payments
  • Learner Competency
  • Close Out Report
  • Learner Exits at MERSETA

By investing in learnerships, your business can make a fundamental difference in developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge of your industry. You will also have a role in radically changing the youth unemployment trajectory.

SA Business School is a professional, accredited learning and development partner that brings a deep level of customisation and alignment of our learnership offerings to your business strategy and people development objectives.

Talk to SA Business School about aligning your learning and development strategy with your business strategy, ensuring that your learnership investment translates into a distinct competitive advantage for your business and your people.

Contact our Business Development Executives:

Chane Deneys                                                 Michelle Kuhn

074 230 9897                                                  076 110 0898   

Or call us on 079 887 8638 or email

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