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Wynand van der Merwe

Skills Development Manager
Wynand van der Merwe is an internationally experienced Skills Development Professional with extensive experience, specifically in skills development systems for large organisations and government bodies, as well as setting up National Qualifications Frameworks and Qualification Authorities.

Wynand joined the NCPC-SA team in 2011 as training manager in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEE Project), co-implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the NCPC-SA. He now heads up the skills development department, including the internship programme, IEE training and the RECP capacity building programme.

He previously served as Senior Manager: Sector Skills Planning at ISETT SETA, before relocating to the United Arab Emirates where he led a team of international experts in the implementation of a pilot project towards the establishment of a National Qualifications Authority and Qualifications Framework in that country. After returning to South Africa, he consulted to a variety of companies on skills development and training before being contracted by UNIDO to work on the IEE Project.

Wynand holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from the University of Potchefstroom.


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