Advantages of Learnerships
Learnerships refers to a learning programme which is done at the place of work and is directly related to one’s occupation, for example electrical engineering. 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. Since students from different learning institutions but taking the same courses get to interact with the company during learnerships, they sharpen their social life skills by helping each other and doing duties together thus helping to grow confidence in what they do.
At the beginning of the learnership programme, there is a contract that must be signed by the learning institution from which the learner is getting theoretical skills, the learner himself/herself and the institution offering the practical skills through learnership programme. Through this program, there is advanced exposure to learning by the student since training involves how to tackle specifically what they will be doing at work when employed later on, while at the same time gaining extra skills through personal experiences. Learnership programmes are important because they help to improve the productivity of students who get practical skills that they can apply at places of work and therefore resources can be utilized fully. After a learnership programme and later on completion of the course being taken by the student, he/she is eligible for further studies but within the same field of specialization.
Learnership programmes benefit students in many ways among them, the chance to experience real-life situations in the field and gain the necessary problem-solving skills which they can apply at work and become even more competent employees. These programmes also provide the opportunity to obtain a higher level of competence that enhances marketability and employment opportunities. It is also necessary for a student to undergo the learnership programme because they learn to be committed to their work by allowing them to personally interact with problems and try to solve them either alone or under supervision of an instructor and therefore they can be very valuable to a business when they apply the same skills at the job place. In the process of getting skills while undergoing a learnership program, the student gets to do a lot of practical activities in the field and since there are many students during a given time, the end result is that the company will benefit since most of its tasks are completed. In conclusion, the learnership programme helps an organization to identify hardworking individuals amongst the students and they can be hired to work, which is a very good idea because the students get attached to the organization in some way and will work effectively to meet their goals.