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Learnerships

Learnerships in South Africa are a way to get a formal qualification while working and earning a monthly stipend.
Employers are incentivised with tax benefits from SARS for using learnerships to train their staff. Learnerships can also be used to train currently unemployed people who could possibly be employed by the company if they successfully complete the course. Because of this, learnerships are particularly important to the continued development of South Africa's .

Take a look at the Careers Portal for specific listings of learnerships with some of South Africa's largest companies.

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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