Government funded training courses for unemployed is done through Action training center. We aim to expand the capacity of South African workforces and improve education, skills training and employment outcomes of people with disabilities.
Action hopes to increase access to and the participation of people with disabilities by Government funded training courses and learnership programmes.
We hope to improve training and employment outcomes for people with disabilities and support businesses and increase the volume of workforces entities functioning as training providers.
If you have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working and support yourself, then a disability grant will help. Having said that, there are people with disabilities surpassing limitations and gaining work experience through our learnership programme. Government grants aren’t enough to survive on, but a learnership programme opens up many valuable doors for earning.
Employers and Human Resources Managers need to:
- Understand what “disability in the workplace” entails
- Be able to implement learnership in workplace
- Understand incapaciation in labour law acts
- Understand “reasonable accomodations” in the Employment Equity Act
The employment of people with disabilities is necessary for BEE scores in businesses and the training of such workforces. There are positive benefits for businesses who employ people with disabilities. Legislation promotes the employment of people with disabilities.
Government funded training courses bridge the gap within the working environment by introducing teaching methods for employers and employees with disabilities. Action strives to help learners with disabilities grow and disprove the stigma that people with disabilities are not capable of working within any workforce.
Unfortunately, there is ignorance around the need to make special arrangements to accomodate people with disabilities, such as:
- Hearing aids
- Guide dogs for the blind
- Skills training
- Computer software