MQA RESEARCH FOR 2014-2015


NO PROJECT NAME OBJECTIVES TIMEFRAMES
CORE LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH
01 WSP-ATR Analysis for Year 14 (2013-2014)

To analyse the Year 14 WSP and Year 13 ATRs and the source data in order to:

  • Assess the profile of the Mining and Minerals Sector (MMS) in terms of geographic location, size, composition of organisations and SIC codes/ sub-sectors that submitted WSPs and ATRs to the MQA in Year 133;
  • Assess the profile of the workforce of the MMS in terms of at least occupation, population group, gender and educational levels as reflected in the mandatory grant submissions for year 14;
  • Assess the profile of core skills categories (e.g. engineers and artisans)
  • Determine the scarce skills as reflected in the Year 13 WSPs;
  • Determine the  training priorities of organisations in the MMS as reflected in the WSPs;
  • Describe the training in the MMS as reflected in the ATRs of year 12;
  • Compare this data against the learner data in the MQA’s MIS where possible
Relevant aspects of the WSP-ATR Year 14 submission will be analysed for purposes of the SSP Update.

The full analysis will be undertaken in the 3rd quarter of 2014-2015
02 Employment and training trends analysis report covering the period 2004-2014

The objectives of the 10 year trends analysis are to:

  • Determining and analysing the changes that occurred in the MMS in terms of geographic location, size and composition of organisations that submitted WSPs and ATRs to the MQA over the 10 year  period;
  • Analysing changes in the profile of the workforce of the MMS in terms of occupational groups, population group, gender and educational levels;
  • Analysing trends and changes in the training offered by organisations in the MMS over the 10 year period.
  • Developing a user-friendly facts and figures booklet based on the research above.
The full analysis will be undertaken in the 4th quarter of 2014-2015.
03 Sector Skills Plan 2015-2020 (including scarce skills) The development and annual updating of the Sector Skills Plan (SSP) is one of the key deliverables of every SETA.  The SSP is a comprehensive document that brings together a wide range of information on the sector and guides skills development within the sector for a five year period. Submission due in August/November 2014
  IMPACT ASSESSMENTS    
04 Impact assessment studies

4 impact assessment studies will be undertaken that need to be determined. .

May 2014 to March 2015
  OTHER RESEARCH    
05 Scarce Skills Survey of current and future skills (over a ten year period) The scarce skills survey will provide the MMS with a picture of current and future scarcity useful to determine resource allocation for significant scarce skills. Furhterore it will be a useful to validate information emanating from the WSP-ATRs.    May 2013 to March 2014