Learnerships Available in South Africa.
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. The side that we are going to deal with first is the benefits of learnerships on the employer’s side or part.
All the efforts of the learner leads to the general productivity of the enterprise. What this depicts is that the company has received another set of hands to carry out its duties which they may not have ton pay for.
Sector Educational and Training Authorities provide grants for the learnerships so as to make them attractive, and governments provide tax incentives. When companies understand that all these grants provided by the Sector Educational and Training Authorities, it will be their pleasure to host these learnerships, and this being a very major benefit to 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.
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 ability of working alone is powered on the learners due to the learnerships that they undertake.
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. Learnerships enable learners to strive and work hard so they can add value and productivity to the business.
The learners involved in these South African learnerships 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 South Africa.
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.
South African learnerships have indeed promoted businesses and personal development for learners 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 skills.
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