Fifty (50) learners futures were disrupted and playballed by the very bodies that represent and advocate skills development.CAD4ALL receives an offer to do a DG Project with the CETA & FITA, the deadline is 18 July 2018 for submission.
CAD4ALL recruits 50 learners to start 3 November 2018 and by February 2019 no learners nor the training provider is paid. CAD4ALL received the offer on August 2018, and on behalf of the CETA and FITA went through a process of pre-assessment and recruiting of learners to start the 03 November 2018.
In addition a motivational letter was sent to CETA from CAD4ALL by the instruction of FITA months prior to the project starting 50 learners prepared to be studying and earning a monthly stipend from CETA on a monthly basis, as per detailed induction presented by CAD4ALL and CETA delegates only in Cape Town.
This initiative undesirable backfired and left us all to be to be horribly disappointed as the CETA and FITA failed to make learner stipend payments and furthermore paid CAD4ALL for the first time only on 20 February 2019. Payments made were always short paid of 17 learners that left due the programme due to no stipend payments from the CETA and FITA for 3 months.
CAD4ALL will be releasing an official report which will be distributed indicative of the torrid experiences and the incompetence of CETA. The impetus of this maladministration over the years and the struggle to effectively heed progressive results due to CETA only having 2 staff members which serviced the entire Western Cape.
We are extremely concerned when an ETQA makes a statement that the type of learners managed on a learnership is why they leave the project with zero regard. If learners GET treated with respect and the CETA does not mismanage industry money, individuals will not leave citing non credibility of CETA programmes.
This public entity needs to be held accountable for their incompetence and no compunction about brushing off a status of a government funded project.This project had failed, industry levy funds have been wasted and CETA and FITA expects the stakeholder submit to their notions of non-compliance and walk away?
CETA policies for payment of stipends and training provider payments is designed to manage financial control which they dismally and continuously failed at.