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Mauritius’ HRDC launches program to motivate companies to train employees

Mauritius’ HRDC launches program to motivate companies to train employees

The main objective of this project is to ensure that employers value their employees; recognize the benefit of skills development and talent management; and willingly invest in continuous empowerment of all their employees. (Image: Bluefish)

A small yet skilled workforce is the island economy’s claim to economic fame. Accordingly, the premier human resource development agency of Mauritius has launched a program to sharpen the island economy’s competitive edge by motivating companies to train their employees.

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, is launching the Skill Pledge Initiative (SPI) which aims to promote training among the Mauritian workforce.

The main objective of this project is to ensure that employers value their employees; recognize the benefit of skills development and talent management; and willingly invest in continuous empowerment of all their employees.

Through the Skills Pledge project, employees will have access to support and advice from mentors who will work with the employees to understand their business priorities, help them identify their skills needs and if required, refer them to training institutions or trainers to meet their needs.

For the implementation of this pilot phase, HRDC is hence looking for mentors to assist them in their project.

Some of the requirements to be a mentor are: a minimum of 3 years of work experience, a proven working experience in conducting Training Needs Analysis (TNAs), mounting of training and evaluation of training at enterprise level, qualified persons with specialization in Human Resource Development or Human Resource Management.

Moreover, the assignments of the mentors will be on a part-time basis for the duration of one year, when a fixed package will be offered to the selected candidates.

The HRDC is therefore inviting private organizations to participate in the pilot and potential mentors to fill in the respective registration form available on the HRDC website.

Furthermore, the ‘expression of interest’ for both organizations and mentors should be deposited in the HRDC tender box latest by Friday May9, 2014.

Finally, further details pertaining the selection and criteria for the participation of organizations, requirements of the mentors and application forms can be accessed on the HRDC website.

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