Learnerships in South Africa.
Learnerships can be defined as education 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 (NQF).
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.
The productivity and all the efforts of the learner are all impacted on the company. 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. Being in the know-how that all these grants provided by the Sector Educational and Training Authorities will come to the managers, it will be their pleasure to host these learnerships and this will be a very significant benefit o them as the employers.
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.
There is a connection between the the learnerships and the National Qualification Framework, because the qualification offered in learnerships must be registered in the NQF (National Qualification Framework), which however, is recognised nationally, and thus leading to the national recognition of the company hosting the learnerships, and this is what is happening in South Africa.
The advantages of the learnerships are divided between the two parties, the employers and also the learners in these learnerships. The learnerships enable the students to gain the capacity to work independently and also work with less or no supervision whatsoever.
These learnerships have made learners to go out there in the business world and create their own crafts or jobs rather than working for companies or other employers. The learnerships in South Africa have however, pushed or made the learners to work harder and strive so that they can add to the productivity of the businesses concerned or so as to add value to the companies involved.
South African learnerships enable the learners to gain a qualification which is registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) which is however, a structured program that is in the same way, nationally recognized in the South country.
Room for personal development for the learners are provided by these learnerships in South Africa, which brings about the learners having a high self- esteem and self image no matter what.
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.