The administration programme provides support to the other programmes within MKI that are focussed on assisting learners and educators in preparing them for employment and other economic opportunities in the South African marketplace. The support offered includes providing strategic direction, integration and co-ordination of activities, support on finance and supply chain activities, performance-based monitoring and evaluation, human resource management services, facilities management services, marketing, business development and communication services. It is a transversal programme aimed at improving and maintaining the effective and efficient functioning of the operational activities and ensuring good governance.
The programme on skills development partnership in STEM focuses on vocationally oriented skills training within the Science, Engineering and Technology fields. Specifically, the programme project manages funds provided by and leveraged from Sector Education Training Authorities through sub-contracting service providers who deliver training content to people as part of learnerships, apprenticeships and artisanal training.
The STEM Academic Development and Support programme provides support in an interdisciplinary and applied approach through STEM Academic Development and partnerships for STEM resources development and provision of innovative approaches to formal and informal STEM learning. The programme provides and manages financial support to secondary schools in terms of resources required by learners, educators and schools as well as bursaries for tertiary level students focused on studies in the STEM fields. In 2018-19, the programme will initiate a broader research and development sub-programme that will produce topical research products and services in terms of the revised mandate.