South Africa and Learnership Programs
Learnerships are called educational or learning programs that are structured, having a theory part and a practical part which both leads to a qualification, a qualification which is however, registered on the National Qualifications Framework.
Benefits come along with learnerships on both sides, the employer’s side and also the learner side. We are first going to look at the benefits of learnerships on the employer side or part.
All the efforts of the learner leads to the general productivity of the enterprise. The company in its own way benefits in that it acquires another pair of hands which it may never have to pay for, since the productivity of the learner is all impacted on the company’s productivity.
SETAs or in other words, Sector Educational and Training Authorities provide grants for the learnerships so as to make them attractive, and governments provide tax incentives. However, understanding the need of getting these grants provided by the Sector Educational and Training Authorities, it will be the pleasure of companies to host these learnerships since the major benefit is to them.
South African companies have been enabled to be competitive in the business world due to the learnerships available bringing fall the manpower needed and increased productivity by the learners.
Learnerships are connected or registered into the National Qualifications Framework by the qualifications providedafter a learner qaulifies, because that qualification shall be recorded on the NQF (National Qualification Framework), which is nationally recognised and thus leading to the national recognition of the company hosting the learnerships.
Benefits of learnerships do not only follow on the employers, but also on the learners and now let us change the focus to the benefits on the learners. The learnerships enable the students to gain the capacity to work independently and also work with less or no supervision whatsoever.
These learnerships enable learners to go out there in the business world and create their own craft or jobs in the same way, rather than working for companies or other employers. South African learnerships have pushed the learners to work hard and strive so they can add to the productivity of the companies involved or conscerned.
The learnerships in South Africa enable the learners to gain a qualification which is registerd on the National Qualification Framework (NQF), which is however, a structured programme that is in the same way, nationally recognized in the south country.
The South African learnerships, however, provide room for personal development for learners involved in them, and they also raise the self- esteem and self image of the very concerned learner.
Learnerships in South African have indeed promoted businesses and also personal development all over the country and also internationally, since these learners do not have the limit not to go out there even abroad, to exercise their gained skills.All the learnerships in South Africa or that has been structured in South Africa have indeed promoted businesses and personal development for learners all over the country and also internationally, since the learners do not have the limit not to go out there even abroad, to exercise their gained skills.