There has been a significant increase in the number of companies paying levies to CETA compared to the previous financial year.

It is with gratitude that The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) extends its appreciation to all its employers in the construction sector for submitting their Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) and Annual Training Reports (ATRs) for the financial period 2013/2014.

The number of levypaying companies in the CETA has increased exponentially by 731 from the previous 9 154 payers in the 2012/2013 financial year to an impressive 9 885 in the 2013/2014 financial year.

This increase speaks directly to the confidence that employers have in the CETA. Due to the increase in levies received by companies, CETA has been able to allocate an amount of R1.2- billion in discretionary grants to entities that will benefit 33 000 learners. The CETA is earnestly addressing the scarce and critical skills shortage in the sector as outlined in the Sector Skills Plan.

In addition to the discretionary grant allocations, the CETA has paid out R74.635-million in mandatory grants to employers to train those who are already employed in the sector.

In turn, the CETA received a total of 1 774 WSP and ATR submissions for the 2013/2014 financial year. At the end of that financial period, 1 759 levy-paying WSP and ATR members were evaluated and accepted.

The Construction Sector is divided into four main subsectors, namely:
•    Built Environment Professionals;
•    Building Construction;
•    Materials Manufacturing; and
•    Roads and Civil Construction.
The Construction Seta will continue to conduct national SDF capacity building workshops so as to ensure that through the SDFs adequate support is given to CETA levypaying members.

For more information and queries please contact Limakatso Pholo on 011 265 5900 or 072 425 7694 or e-mail limakatsop@ceta.co.za