As a local government sector education and training authority, LGSETA creates and implements various innovative skills development interventions aimed at assisting local government employees, the unemployed and other people such as ward councillors and traditional leaders working within the structures of local government.
They focus our efforts on ensuring that the way in which learners are trained and educated fulfils the requirements of the local government sector.
LGSETA is one of 21 such SETA’s in the country. It falls under the executive authority structure of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
At LGSETA, they work closely with stakeholders to enhance training and education. They include the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU).
It exposes participants to different skills fields which focus on instilling a culture of discipline, patriotism, community service as well as technical and vocational skills that equip participants with skills on Construction, Agriculture, Household profiling, Welding and Records Management amongst others. The programme facilitates employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for NARYSEC participants that have completed the 2 year programme within 2 years of exiting the programme.