What does AgriSETA do? AgriSETA creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture. The scope of AgriSETA covers the agricultural sector from input services of the farm, activities on the farm and the first level processing activities from the farm. In terms of the Skills Development Act, we are responsible for the skills development of the agricultural workforce, employed and unemployed. AgriSETA facilitates the implementation of learning through Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Adult Education and Training, and tertiary studies or in-service training by allocating grants and bursaries. It also supports apprentices, interns and mentorships. To ensure the quality provision of education and training, we are also responsible for accrediting sector-specific training providers and for monitoring the standard of training presented. Our Vision Enabling a Skilled and Prosperous Agricultural Sector. Our Mission To increase access to relevant skills that is impact driven through strategic partnerships and credible research leading to inclusive economic growth Our Values Transparent: See through us. Responsible: I own it. Unity: In diversity Service delivery: We are here to serve. Team work: Together we do more There are several benefits to the work that AgriSETA does, which can be broken down into three key areas: benefits for individuals, benefits for the agricultural sector, and benefits for South Africa as a whole. Benefits for individuals: AgriSETA offers a range of training and education programs that are designed to improve the skills and knowledge of people working in the agricultural sector. This includes programs focused on technical skills such as farming techniques and machinery operation, as well as programs focused on business skills such as marketing and financial management. By participating in these programs, individuals can improve their job prospects and career opportunities, as well as increase their earning potential. Additionally, AgriSETA offers bursaries and scholarships to support learners who may not otherwise have access to education and training opportunities. Benefits for the agricultural sector: The agricultural sector is a vital part of the South African economy, and ensuring that the workforce has the necessary skills and knowledge is crucial for its continued success. AgriSETA helps to build a skilled and knowledgeable workforce by providing training and education opportunities that are tailored to the needs of the sector. This includes developing training programs that address specific skills gaps, as well as partnering with industry organizations to ensure that training is relevant and up-to-date. By improving the skills of the workforce, AgriSETA helps to increase productivity and competitiveness within the sector. Benefits for South Africa as a whole: A strong and thriving agricultural sector is not only important for the people who work in it, but also for the country as a whole. Agriculture is a major contributor to the South African economy, and plays a critical role in providing food security and creating employment opportunities. By improving the skills and knowledge of the workforce in the agricultural sector, AgriSETA helps to ensure that the sector can continue to grow and thrive, which benefits the entire country. Additionally, by providing education and training opportunities to people who may not otherwise have access to them, AgriSETA helps to promote social and economic development in South Africa. In summary, AgriSETA plays an important role in promoting education and training opportunities in the agricultural sector in South Africa.