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    by TUCT on January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]

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Definition

What is a learnership?

A Learnership is a work-based education and training programme that is linked to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that consist of both structured theoretical learning and practical workplace experience.

What are the benefits of learnerships?

For the learner, learnerships:

  • Provide easy access to learning;
  • Increase access to employment opportunities;
  • Assist in Career-Pathing and Self-development
  • Provide a monthly stipend to learners while they learn;
  • Lead to the acquisition of a formal qualification;
  • Fast track the development of current employees; and
  • Serve as an entrance into the industry for unemployed learners.

For the employer, learnerships provide:

  • Skilled and experienced workers;
  • Development of competent staff;
  • Empowerment credentials and BB-BEE points for the company;
  • Knowledgeable and competent employees who require less supervision;
  • Improved workplace productivity and quality outcomes;
  • A vehicle to address employment equity targets; and
  • Help fill identified skills gaps.

For the Industry, learnerships help industry to:

  • Become competitive in the global market;
  • Build a pool of skilled, qualified & more professional workforce; and
  • Develop their people to world-class standards.

Who participates in a learnership?
A learnership involves three main parties:

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