Learnerships

“Fasset continuously seeks innovative ways to build skills within the Fasset sector. The Seta is always delighted to learn that member organisations are also innovating constantly to extend the reach and impact of their skills upliftment initiatives. Fasset was excited to hear about FedGroup’s wonderful initiative to empower a group of particularly vulnerable young South Africans through their innovative Iteke Learnership,” says Fasset CEO, Cheryl James.

Employers have been urged to give young people, who are on internship programmes, the necessary experience during their placement.

Incorporating learnership programmes has become increasingly more important as learnerships help an organisation to comply with their BEE scorecard. Businesses are required to spend 6% of their gross salaries and wages in order to measure the Skills Development component of the scorecard.

If you are struggling to secure the necessary BBBEE scorecard points in a meaningful
way the Transcend BEE Internship provides a solution to this challenge and also
supports non-profit organisations in South Africa.

With the introduction of the new Broad‐Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)
codes South African businesses have little choice but to implement learnerships. This
is not entirely a bad thing.

A new BEE internship aims to equip champions to move organisations beyond
classical tick-box compliance thinking around B-BBEE, and to truly embrace the
new enterprise transformation paradigm.

Young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds will receive
the opportunity to develop the skills they need to participate in the marketing
sector through the Red and Yellow Springboard Marketing Institute.

Businesses are coming under increasing pressure to look beyond their immediate profits and find ways of contributing to skills development. The Learnership Platform aims to stimulate dialogue about ways in which South African businesses can do this through learnerships.

As part of government?s programme of action to expand opportunities for
greater employment and empowerment of youth in the country, the
Correctional Services Learnership programme was launched.

In addition to a significant tax rebate of up to R60 000 per learner, the
benefit for companies investing in learnerships is that they are helping to
sustain a clear and practical solution to help address the country?s skills
shortage.

A new learnership programme is designed to equip candidates with skills that can be
utilised in the work place as well as sought-after technical skills including the ability to
setup and configure PCs.

The public has been urged to ignore BankSeta learnership adverts posted on unofficial
websites
and private e-mail accounts after a fake advertisement was discovered on the popular
free-listing website, Gumtree.

A number of post-graduates are deemed unemployable because they lack practical
work experience. By creating a practical environment for interns to further develop
their skills, Ellies hopes to prepare graduates for the workplace.

Three thousand unemployed youth have been employed by the Department of Correctional Services in the past year through learnership and internship programmes.

Learnerships have many positives and not just for the learner who will seek a job upon graduation. These opportunities create jobs amongst other things. The following article touches upon the benefits in granting learnerships and the relationships it creates.

Enrolling individuals in learnerships when they are already competent in most of the
outcomes of the qualification is a waste of time and resources; however there is room
for some RPL during learnerships. Suzanne Hattingh provides some guidelines on when
it is appropriate to do RPL in learnerships.

Many Human Resource professionals have not been made aware of the full benefits
and rewards for sending staff on RPL learnerships. CBM shares the secret to
conducting effective RPL learnerships and highlights the value this initiative brings to
the organisation.

Learnerships are critical to creating a pool of young talent and an increasing number
of small to medium organisations, are opting to use consultancies to run their
learnership programmes.

Learnerships are beneficial to both the learner and the business. Janessa Leita talks about the advantages of hosting learnerships and urges South African organisations to invest in the local labour force through workplace training.

There is an increasingly large number of people both employed and unemployed who are frantically searching for IT learnership. Employers have the opportunity of benefiting from creating learnerships in the IT sector.

A learnership is a means of obtaining a qualification while working. It is made up of unit standards that encompass the qualifications and are relevant to the skills required to be competent in the workplace. The College of Production Technology outlines its learnership programmes.

Nine disabled learners were afforded a 'once in a life time' learning opportunity initiated by Adcock Ingram and facilitated by educational training institution, Kukhula.

We at Siyathembana, after offering learner ships/qualifications for companies to employed 18.1 and unemployed 18.2 learners for the past four years have had great success in the way forward by really harnessing the concept, "Learn while you Earn'.

South Africa?s fastest growing regional airline, SA Express, has partnered with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, the world?s largest and fastest growing accounting body to develop finance and accounting skills within the airline.

A report on the Skills Portal gave figures for the number of learners on qualifying learning programmes. My question is, what is a qualifying learning programme?

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