Skills Development and Industry Transformation


The programme’s objective is to facilitate improved employment equity, management and control, and skills development performance. Elements of the programme are structured around attracting, developing and retaining skills.

SMME training programmes

The DCC provides annual training programmes to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to assist them in improving their competitiveness and growing market share. The DCC acknowledges the critical role that SMMEs play within the manufacturing sector, and especially in the chemicals manufacturing industry, and tailors programmes to support the specific needs of these small companies.

Team leader training

Team Leader training empowers first-line managers to assume responsibility and drive change within their organisations through a clear set of best practice principles. This programme is accredited with merSETA and gives learners the opportunity to receive a National Certificate in Production Technology. The NQF level 3 learnership is aimed at team leaders who are, or will be, responsible for leading a team in meeting defined objectives.

Graduate Development Programme

The DCC’s Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is a well-supported and highly-beneficial training programme. The GDP is aimed at addressing the critical shortage of engineering skills within the local chemicals industry by focusing on recent graduates with degrees or diplomas in chemistry, chemical or industrial engineering, and developing their competencies in-line with the industry’s requirements.

Management Development Programme (in development – 2018)

The DCC’s Management Development Programme is in development and is a chemicals manufacturing aligned programme which equips managers with the necessary competence to implement their organisations’ strategic objectives and build their skills in managing people. The DCC’s MDP includes courses on financial and cost accounting, enterprise risk management, strategic and change management, labour relations, business ethics and innovation.

Who should participate in the Skills Development and Industry Transformation programme?

  • Managing Directors and CEOs
  • Operations Managers and Executives
  • General Managers and Executives
  • HR Managers and Executives
  • Talent Development Managers and Executives
  • Training Co-Ordinators and Managers