Benefits of Learnerships
A leanership is the situation where a learner is studying while at the same time working in his/her respective field so as to acquire practical skills necessary in their field of work, such as information technology. The learnership programme helps to gain necessary skills that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities in a world of high competition for jobs. In addition to acquiring skills in their field of work, learners socialize at the institutions field and exchange ideas on how to carry out tasks and therefore they become better at communication with peers and possible future employers.
Before the beginning of the leadership programme, a contract is drawn up by the employer, the learner, and the learning provider to set the terms and conditions which will protect all the parties involved during the course of the programme. Learnership leads to acquisition of training skills which can help them perform effectively at their work place since the practical exposure is easy to remember as compared to theoretical knowledge. Companies generally prefer to employ people who, at an earlier time while in school went on a learnership programme, since such people are highly skilled and can therefore be able to enhance the productivity of the company. Students who have completed the learnership programme are allowed by laws governing education activities of a country to go for a higher education certificate since they have met all requirements in a learning experience.
Another impact of the programme on the student is that they become responsible employees later on and they can work under minimal supervision because the employer is confident in their ability to apply the practical skills they acquired during the programme. These programmes also provide the opportunity to obtain a higher level of competence that enhances marketability and employment opportunities. Commitment is one of the most valuable characters that can be acquired by a learner during a learnership programme and when this learner gets a job they are very useful in ensuring that tasks are done in time and to satisfaction which in turn means financial breakthrough for a company. When a company offers the programme, they get in a win-win situation with the learner where they give a learner different practical tasks to do, from which they get skills and in return the company’s work load is reduced. A company can provide a chance for some of the most productive learners to achieve personal development and that of the company.