Learnerships benefit students with disabilities and combines a theory of practical skills in the workspace. Through learnerships, a student learns life skills such as communication and teamwork and receives a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework. A contract is drawn up by employer, the learner and accredited skills development training provider for duration of the course to protect all parties.
A learnership leads to a qualification and has many great benefits for employers too:
- Learnerships involve on-the-job training
- Tax incentives through learnerships
- SETA cash grants
- BEE points for scorecard
- Learnerships are practical and only registered on the NQF, it is also nationally recognized.
- Learnerships create employees that add value to business.
Benefits of learnerships for learners
- The learner can still earn an income while enhancing their skills in immediate working environment. This will enhance future job prospects.
- A learner’s personal development and self esteem improves when a good qualification is obtained.
With proper planning, learnerships benefit students with disabilities and their employers. The positives far outweigh the negatives.
Action is a training provider that has skilled tutors to assist learners in applying what they have learnt within the workplace. Action representatives, will also take care of paperwork involved while the you concentrates on their business.
These deductions on your taxable income can be claimed per employee entering into a learnership. At the start, you will be awarded R30 000 and again at completion of learnership. For learners with a disability, the amount is R50 000.
These start from R4000 to R40 000 per learner. They are offered ona first come first served basis and are subject to availability. The application will clearly state that the learnership wil address a need in the sector.