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NPI Shuttleworth Academy is a SETA accredited education and corporate training institute, which forms part of the NPI Group of Companies. It is a B-BBEE Level 2 contributor, being 51% black-owned and 49% woman-owned. NPISA aims to grow minds, hearts and organisations through our product offerings, cutting-edge technology and methodology geared to enhance skills and shift mindsets by utilising digital training methods that ensure better learning outcomes.

What benefits do businesses get from supporting skills development initiatives?

The transformation and economic prosperity of South Africa depend heavily on skills development. Companies are urged to spend money on employee training. A more coordinated and concerted effort is necessary to attain the scale and sustainability needed to address the skills gap.

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Skills Development is one of the easiest areas to earn BEE points in. Success in this
area will benefit the company's requirement for the appropriate skills, improvement of BEE score, and potentially contribute toward job creation.

Companies can qualify for tax rebates under the income Tax Act under Section 12H, 11(a) (ETI) Employment Tax Incentive by participating in learnership programs that help learners grow and receive ongoing support. These programs also help companies gain skills development points that go toward their B-BBEE scorecard.

A paradigm shift is needed for a new world of work, for more resilient and cognitive skills in the workpalce. These skills can lead to a Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Objectives (ROO).