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Skills Development Solutions


What is skills development?

Skills development is exactly that - developing the skills of an individual within a company or workplace. Skills development can be defined as the process of empowering a previously disadvantaged individual within your organization to ensure they are able to fulfill a specific function beneficial to the employer.

As the employer, perhaps you have identified a certain skills shortage within your industry, and you have a need for this skills shortage. You can then decide to either employ someone with this skill or upskill someone who has been faithful to your organization to plug the skills shortage.

This process has become more and more popular across various industries today because of the many benefits it contains for the employer. Skills development definitely benefits both parties.

The challenge came when people were uninformed with regards to how skills development really works. This is where we as MGS Training comes in. We want to help you to make skills development as easy and seamless as possible within your organization. Contact us today to start the process!


How to apply skills development in the workplace.

Skills development is 80% practical and 20% theory, which is why it is vitally important to understand how skills development is applied in the working environment.

The thing we need to understand is that skills development is only a success if the person being upskilled is able to apply the theory in practice. Thus our main focus is never on the theory, but on the practical, on-the-job training.

On-the-job training is done by a mentor within the working environment. This can be anyone on a higher level than the person being upskilled. A mentor should be someone that is readily accessible to the individual whenever they have questions.

MGS Training also provides theory related student support, but a mentor should be in place should the individual wish to ask a question regarding the practical application of learnt theory.

​Subsequently, MGS Training offers services to ensure the individual is looked after properly within the workplace through the learner's Portfolio of Evidence (POE). This portfolio points out any lacks and also ensures any and all questions are answered by the tutor adequately.