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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Services Seta CEO Ivor Blumenthal supports the retention of the tax deduction for employers running learnerships, but calls for the deduction to be extended over a number of years to encourage permanent employment.