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.

Reference for information http://www.mict.org.za/inner.aspx?section=5&page=46