One of the biggest challenges in developing skills for the labour market is to ensure that the learning meets the needs of the workplace.
Advantages of Work Based Learning
When the workplace is the critical component of the learning experience, such as internships, learnerships and apprenticeships – it’s easier to ensure that the learning program is relevant to the market.
It also leverages organisations in the market as those who are able to allow employees to progress to high-level workplace skills means they can offer and deliver more and increase their ability to compete.
Benefits of an Apprenticeship or Learnership
Apprenticeships and learnerships are ways to become trained and qualified in a trade or particular type of job. They offer benefits, including:
- the ability to learn, work and earn money while you’re getting your qualification
- a nationally recognised, industry relevant qualification on completion of training
- a mix of classroom or workshop learning (off-job) and practical (on-job) learning
- real life experience in the workplace.