Interviewing PWD for Learnerships
Interviewing PWD for learnerships is useful for short listing and screening applicants. A relevant psychometric test is done and screening for possible training.
It may be worthwhile considering the interview process for PWD learnerships. This will ensure that all employers and trainers are equipped with the correct accommodations per individual. There is no one size fits all.
Depending on the level/type of learnership programme that the PWD would be attending, a battery of valid and suitable assessments would be put together in order to ascertain the candidate’s current abilities and likely strengths and weaknesses during the course of the learnership programme. Bradshaw Le Roux would conduct a pre-assessment interview which could be done on the same day of the scheduled assessments. The experienced assessor would be able to establish which reasonable accommodation measures to apply to each learner (in terms of time allocations, physical assistance or adaptations of materials). A post assessment interview would then be conducted in order to establish how the individual experienced the assessment and what their expectations are in terms of reasonable accommodation.