CELEBRATE THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
EDUCATION IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT
Apartheid left South Africa with a profoundly unequal and dysfunctional education system. More than twenty years into democracy, the pace of change has been slow. A fortunate few receive a world-class education; for most, primary education remains a hope rather than a reality. The Constitution states that EVERYONE has the right to education.
OUR SOLUTION = LEARNERSHIPS
WHAT IS A LEARNERSHIP?
- A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. These programmes are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).
- Learnerships promote access to education and training, allowing you to work and start your career while also studying for educational qualifications.
- These learning programmes require you to complete a theoretical course and practical training done in a workplace to graduate. The workplace component of the qualification involves hands-on, practical learning under the guidance of a mentor, while the theoretical part is provided by an education and training provider. Together they form an integrated and comprehensive learning programme.
- Learnerships are available for young people who have completed school, college or learning at other training institutions. You must be older than 16 and younger than 35 to be eligible for a learnership.
HOW DO THE LEARNERS BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAMME?
- Better employment opportunities after completing a learnership.
- A fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the learnership.
- Improved on-the-job performance do things relevant to the job better.
- Obtain a nationally-recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector.
- Earn a learner allowance for the duration of the learnership.