Workshop: Understanding YOUR role in funded and unfunded Learnerships

A shout out to all HR and Training Co-ordinators ~ a workshop designed to relieve your frustrations when managing Learnerships.

We are often asked to mediate soured relationships between the funding company, the training provider, the workplace and of course, the learner.

You might be asking why? Well the biggest challenge we have come up against is one of unmet expectations by all the role players.

Let’s unpack this further…

All 4 are coming from different perspectives, wanting something beneficial and are often unaware of the roles and responsibilities of each role player.

The learner ~ always first. For 12 months they know they are getting free training and a stipend, which for them, is often the only reason they are entering a Learnership. They are somewhat aware that they need to complete assignments of some sort; and often get told that they need to go to or find their own “workplace” to complete assignments in. They get given a bunch of documents to complete and sign which they do quickly and trustfully, without really understanding what they are signing; and what all the role players expect from them.

The funding company ~ let’s call a spade a spade here ~ and please forgive me all you proudly South African companies but most funding companies enter unfunded Learnerships to raise their BBEEE points and for the tax breaks.  Most funding companies never get to meet these learners, who they happily pay an accredited training company to train and wash their hands of any responsibility.

The training provider ~ all have had to jump through HUGE hoops to obtain their accreditation (as we know this process is not for sissies and not a cheap process – if done correctly).  They want to now get as many contacts as possible to actually start making money and recover some of the costs. They have great goals to be the best educational institution SA has to offer. They need to recruit, induct, enroll, train mentor, motivate, dedicate, encourage, assess, moderate and exit learners successfully. With graduation day and a 100% retention rate as their focus.

The workplace ~ these are companies who have been offered “free learners” for 12 months.  They see a cut in their salary bill and an opportunity to increase the output of their businesses.

Put these 4 together without understanding expectations and we have a recipe for disaster.

Can you identify with any of the above?

Our all-time favourite, “say it like it is” founding member, Jeanine Topping, will be presenting an interactive 1-day workshop to prepare you with checklists and solutions to ease your stress…

After all, shouldn’t life be stress free?

Date: 23rd May 2019 (8am to 4pm)

Venue: TBC – depending on numbers (DBN only).

Cost: R1 250 plus VAT. Tea/coffee and light lunch included.

Seats are limited and confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

Call Shanice on 087 150 1554 or complete the below booking form and we will contact you.

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