Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&MSETA)

Welcome to the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA –

The FP&M SETA serves the Clothing, Footwear, Forestry, Furniture, General Goods, Leather, Packaging, Printing, Print Media, Publishing, Pulp and Paper, Textiles and Wood Products sectors.

The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA was established by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 1 April 2011 after government took a decision to cluster sectors in order to strengthen value-chain linkages between related industries.

The FP&M SETA mandate is:

• to provide skills development, courses, lessons & services to the clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, print media, printing, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors;

• to implement the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III); and

• to ensure that people obtain the critical or scarce skills that are needed to build the capacity of the sector to become economically sustainable and globally competitive and give financial support in the terms of bursaries study loans and study grants.

The FP&M Sector SETA consists of thirteen sub-sectors namely clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, print media, printing, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors. Although classified individually, the sub-sectors are closely integrated. Together they create tremendous value in the lives of consumers by converting lumber, pulp, natural or synthetic fibres, animal skins/hides into finished products such as furniture, clothing, shoes, protective equipment, paper and paperboard, printed matter (books, magazines and newspapers), industrial fabrics and high-tech applications in many different industries (automotive, health, mining and building to name a few.

Our vision is to be a credible and effective skills development partner ensuring the delivery of service excellence that will produce a highly-skilled world-class workforce through various skills development interventions.

According to its mission statement, the FP&M SETA will establish a credible institutional mechanism that facilitates an efficient and effective skills development process, through a range of quality services and partnerships, to contribute to the achievement of sector competitiveness, transformation and economic growth.

The FP&M SETA delivers the following essential services to the FP&M Sector:

• Development and implementation of a comprehensive Sector Skills Plan

• Management of Skills Development Levies

• Disbursement of Mandatory and Discretionary Grants

• Quality Assurance of skills development provision

• Development of Occupationally Directed Qualifications

For more information on the FP&M SETA and our services, visit our website: www.fpmseta.org.za

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Where to find us.

Forum 1B, 2nd Floor Braampark Office Park 33 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein Johannesburg, 2000
PO Box 31276, Braamfontein 2017  Tel: 011-403 1700 Fax: 011-4031718
Cape Town
Floor, West Wing Palms Centre, 145 Sir Lowry Rd Woodstock Cape Town, 7925PO Box 351, Woodstock  7915 Tel: 021-462 0057  Fax: 021-462 0039
Floor, Umdoni Centre 28 Crompton Street, Pinetown, 3601PO Box 935, Pinetown, 3600
Tel: 031-702 4482  Fax: 031-702 4113

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