Survey on Skills needs in the Agro-industry Sector

The HRDC encourages operators of the agro-industry to fill the one-page questionnaire on skills need of the sector appended below and send by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The inputs from the questionnaire will be debated during the workshop on Skills Interface Platform in the Agro-industry Sector (SIPAS). The final outcome of the workshop will be to come up with short-term and medium-term training programmes for the sector. If you need any additional information, please contact us at HRDC on 4641316 or email to Mr Kreshna Googoolye on the email address mentioned above.


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Workshop on Skills Interface Platform in the Agro-industry Sector (SIPAS)

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is organising the SIPAS workshop on Wednesday the 25th of June 2014 at the seat of HRDC, 4th Floor NG Tower, Ebène, at 09h00. The workshop will comprise operators, training providers/universities and professionals of the Agro-industry sector as the main stakeholders. The focus will be on skills development for the sector.

The specific objectives of the SIPAS will be:

  • Have an overview of the current skills/situation and needs in the Agro-industry sector and also to come up with an updated list of scarcity areas for the sector;

  • Synergise collaboration between stakeholders of this sector by aligning the curriculum/training programmes more towards the requirements of large as well as small operators of this sector;

  • Find innovative ways and means for training institutions to include dynamic inputs into the design and delivery of new/ongoing training programmes to boost employability; and

  • Propose training/skills development programmes and ways to minimize the information gap between industry and academia/training institutions, and contribute towards addressing specific skills mismatch.

The HRDC encourages operators of the agro-industry to fill the one-page questionnaire on skills need of the sector appended below and send by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The inputs from the questionnaire will be debated during the workshop. The final outcome of the workshop will be to come up with short-term and medium-term training programmes for the sector. If you need any additional information, please contact us at HRDC on 4641316 or email to Mr Kreshna Googoolye on the email address mentioned above.

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Integrated Career Counselling System: Call for Expression of Interest

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is looking into the setting up of an Integrated Career Counselling System for the Republic of Mauritius in line with the requirements of the country and international trends.


The main objectives of this project are to:

  • Assess the current situation in terms of career counselling englobing awareness, planning, guidance and management;
  • Propose a strategy to improve/reorganise career counselling service provision for all individuals at different periods of their life span, by complementing, wiring and upgrading existing services and proposing new and flexible ones in light of the Mauritian context. The strategy should contain a detailed action plan portraying how to go about with the wiring process and the involvement of all stakeholders; and
  • Propose recommendations to set-up a web portal for collecting and disseminating career information.


In this context, the HRDC is seeking Interest from established international or local consultants/firms having the necessary capabilities and experience for the provision of services for assessing, proposing and setting up of an Integrated Career Counselling System.


The required scope of services consists of the following areas:

  • Assess existing career guidance/counselling structure and functioning in Mauritius.
  • Propose recommendations to improve career counselling service provision for all individuals at different periods of their life span in light of the Mauritian realities.
  • Advise and collaborate with the website consultant on setting up of a web portal for collecting and disseminating career information.

The closing date and time for submission of interest shall be by Friday 20 June 2014 at 15 00 hours (Local Mauritian Time). Expressions not received within the deadline specified above will NOT be considered.

For additional information kindly consult the Call for Expression of Interest. Applicants are invited to fill in the Registration Form and send it, together with the necessary documents to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:

EOI for Integrated Career Counselling System
Attention: The Director
Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)
4th Floor, NG Tower, Cybercity, Ebène
Republic of Mauritius, Indian Ocean

CONTACT PERSONS
Mrs Tehjal Vaghjee-Rajiah ■ Tel: +(230) 464 9182 ■ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr Sachin Parmessur ■ Tel: +(230) 464 4187 ■ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Career Cube : Career Talks for Secondary School Students

The HRDC is mandated to establish linkages between the education, the training system and the work place to take appropriate measures to reduce mismatch between demand and supply of human resource.

It is in this context that the HRDC had launched the lower six placement programme in 2007. This project has undoubtedly helped students to boost their self-confidence, improve their communication skills and make them aware of the different workplace culture and practices.

With a view to complement the lower six placement project, the HRDC has now initiated the Career3 project which is a series of talks targeted to secondary level students comprising 3 main components namely Think Career, Developing Employability skills and CV writing and Interviewing techniques. These talks are meant to trigger and inculcate the thinking process of students about career management.

The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Introduce students to the resources and skills necessary for a successful job;
  • Help students in managing and adapting to the transition from school to work; and
  • Empower students to make informed and responsible choices on their learning, occupations, career goals and other aspects of life.

A career cube has also been designed to disseminate information about career through an attractive and practical way and will be gifted to all students during the talks.

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Skills Interface Platform for the Financial Services Sector

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) will organise a Skills Interface Platform on Thursday 12 June 2014 to discuss human resource development requirements for the Financial Services sector in Mauritius.

The workshop will involve industry operators, training providers, universities and other professionals in the Financial Services sector as the main stakeholders, and will be divided in three sessions. The first session will comprise presentations on an overview of the current skills needs in the Financial Services sector by Employers and other industry operators. In the second session, training providers (public and private) will present an overview of the current training provisions for the financial sector. The final session will consist of a panel discussion with interaction between employers, industry operators and training providers.

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Let’s Talk HR Series - HR Information Systems: promoting a self-service culture

The HRDC has the pleasure to invite you to the 6th edition of the Let’s talk HR Series.
Date: Friday 23 May 2014
Time: 16 45 hrs
Venue: HRDC Lecture Theatre, 4th Floor, NG Tower, Cybercity, Ebène

Theme: HR Information Systems: promoting a self-service culture.
presented by Krishan Deeljore, Country HR Lead, Accenture Services (Mauritius) Ltd.

Follow the link www.instant.ly/s/8rrfu to register for the event. You will receive a communication from the HRDC to confirm your seat.
Deadline for registration: Friday 16 May 2014.

Seating is on a first come first served basis and subject to capacity. Participation is FREE OF CHARGE!

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Prema Imrit on 464 4262 or Mrs Malini Ramah on 464 4203 for any query.

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Let’s Talk Career Series : Boosting Your Employability

As part of the Let’s Talk Career Series, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) held a career talk session for UTM students under the theme “Boosting Your Employability”. The talk focused on career prospects in the ICT/BPO sector, presented by Mr Avinash Ramtohul, Director of African Operations Technology Sales Consulting, ORACLE.

Date: Monday 05 May 2014
Time: 11 00 hrs
Venue: Conference Room, University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM), La Tour Koenig, Pointe aux Sables

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Provision of Survey Data Collection Services: Call for Expression of Interest

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) regularly conducts studies that help it in pursuing its functions. One such study is the Evaluation of Training in the Republic of Mauritius.

Objectives of the study.
The main aim of the study is to determine the relevance and effectiveness of training at enterprise level.
To achieve that aim, a number of specific objectives have been formulated as follows:
 - To gauge the perception on training.
 - To study the training systems in place.
 - To determine the effectiveness of training.
 - To measure the training culture.
 - To measure the impact of training.
 - To carry out a benchmarking of training institutions.
 - To map the future perspectives of training.

In this context, the HRDC is hereby seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from team of consultants/firms having the necessary capabilities and experience for the provision of Survey Data Collection Services.

The required scope of services consists of the following tasks:
 - Train interview team
 - Sampling
 - Conduct and supervise interviews
 - Quality control
 - Coding and Data entry

This EOI aims at listing potential individuals/firms who will be invited to participate in a Request for Quotation (RFQ) exercise.

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Skills Pledge Project: Call for Interest

The Skills Pledge is “a voluntary, public commitment by employer/organisation to support each employee at all levels to develop/upgrade their skills continuously”. The Skills Pledge is a commitment taken by employers to drive their business forward by training their employees. It will be on a voluntary basis where employers/organisations will make a pledge to train and upgrade the skills of all its employees. During this period employers will be supported by the HRDC through a Mentor. The main objectives of this project are to:

  • ensure that employers/organisations value their employees;
  • recognise the benefits of skills development and talent management; and
  • employers/organisations willingly invest in continuous empowerment of all their employees.

HRDC is therefore inviting private organisations to participate in the pilot and potential candidates as Mentors to fill in the respective registration form available on the HRDC website addressed to the Director, Human Resource Development Council, 4th Floor, NG Tower, Ebène. The ‘expression of interest’ for both organisations and Mentors should be deposited in the HRDC tender box located on the 4th Floor, NG Tower, Cyber City, Ebene  Friday 9 May 2014 with ‘EOE-SPI’ written on the top left corner of your envelope.
For further details pertaining to the selection and criteria for participation of organisations, requirements of Mentors and applications forms please contact Mr Sharma Seechurn on 4544009 /4644151 for further information.

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Work Placement for LVI Students During April 2014 School Holidays

To mark the start of its work placement programme for Lower VI students during the April 2014 school holidays, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) will organise an initiation workshop at 10 00 hrs at HRDC, 4th Floor, NG Tower, Ebène on 07 April 2014.
Some 150 students from 42 secondary schools will be on placement in 24 participating organisations for two weeks. In addition, the HRDC has introduced a new feature to the work placement programme since last year. For the April batch, the HRDC will run a presentation on topics such as potential career pathways, job interview advice and how to build a successful CV so as to give students the necessary guidance in their career planning process.

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Work placement programme for Lower VI students: Invitation to Employers

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is inviting interested employers to participate in its programme for the placement of Lower VI students in enterprises for a period of 2 weeks during the school holidays. The objective is to complement a students’ academic studies with on-the-job practical work experience and to bridge the gap between school and the world of work.

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