JMR SOFTWARE (PTY) LTD LEARNERSHIP THROUGH BES
Since 2018, JMR Software has been contributing to unemployed learnerships.
In this time, JMR Software assisted six unemployed and disabled candidates with a one-year learnership and a learner allowance that gets paid to the learner per month for 12 months.
JMR Software is currently assisting and is involved with all of the below:
- Providing unemployed and disabled candidates with better employment opportunities after completing their learnership, which improves job performance so that the candidates can do certain tasks relevant to the job.
- Once the learner is found competent, in the full qualification, the learner obtains a nationally-recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector.
- Assist learners to obtain skills. The more skills gained by the unemployed candidate, the greater the productivity and the more meaningful the individual’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness and to creating an environment conducive to investment.
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.
Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) manage learnerships . They were introduced by the government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace.
Learnership programmes can help you to gain the necessary skills and workplace experience that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities.
Learnerships are based on a legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner, and a Training Provider. This agreement is intended to spell out the tasks and duties of the employer, the learner, and the Training Provider. It is designed to ensure the quality of the training and to protect the interests of each party.
A learnership requires that a learner enters into a fixed-term employment contract with the company while studying towards a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), which is in line with the learnership (the cost of the qualification falls to the Company). Once the qualification is completed, the learnership will also end.
WHY ARE LEARNERSHIPS IMPORTANT?
Learnerships promote access to education and training, as they allow you to work and get started on your career while also studying for your educational qualification.
SETAs oversee learnerships and ensure that they offer qualifications related to a specific occupation or sector of the economy. All 21 SETAs have developed NQF-aligned programmes that will help you gain recognised qualifications while getting on-the-job experience.
SETAs manage the registration of learnerships to ensure companies meet the Skills Development needs across the various sectors.
WHO IS ELIGIBALE FOR A LEARNERSHIP AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Learnerships are available for young people who have completed school, college, or learning at other training institutions. Unemployed South Africans can only participate in a learnership if there is an employer prepared to provide the required work experience.
- You may have better employment opportunities after completing a learnership;
- You have a fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the learnership;
- Learnerships improve job performance so you can do things relevant to the job;
- You obtain a nationally-recognised qualification that is relevant to the sector; and
- You earn a learner allowance for the duration of the learnership.