merSETA, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority is one of the 23 SETAs established through the Skills Development Act [no. 96 of 1998]. It facilitates skills development in the following sub sectors:
The merSETA like all other SETAs play a central role in making sure that the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled. merSETA does not collect levies but instead receives collected levies from the Department of Labour. 70% of the levies are disbursed as grants and 10% is kept for administration. merSETA does not train instead it facilitates the process for training by paying grants; registering moderators and assessors; identifying scarce skills; accrediting training providers; monitoring the quality of training and implementing projects to close the skills gap.
We have a Vision...merSETA, leaders in closing the skills gap. ...and a Mission to facilitate sustainable development of skills, transformation and accelerate growth in the manufacturing and related services sector.
We have values...
Blade Nzimande - SA Minister of Higher Education and Training