Benefits 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. Learnership programmes are aimed at exposing students to more experience about their course and therefore helping them to become aware of what is needed from them when they get employed in future. 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.
It is based on a binding agreement between the learner, employer and training provider to spell out their duties to ensure quality of the training and protect interests of everyone involved in 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. When a learner successfully completes a learnership programme, they are fully equipped to be productive at their fields when they encounter problems that require the knowledge they had acquired earlier on in their life. 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. This program also ensures that more practical skills are gained by the learner so that he/she is more prepared to get into the outside world and make a difference through the application of the skills in different ways to real situations. Learners get motivated to become better workers when they successfully solve problems in the field and this motivation when carried on to a time when they are employed means that their performance is to the maximum of their ability which is of great influence to the business in a positive way. 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. 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.