Organisational perspectives of learnerships within manufacturing, engineering and related services organisations in the Sedibeng municipal district area

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dc.contributor.author Janse van Rensburg, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T11:09:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T11:09:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-22T11:09:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10352/91
dc.description Thesis (M. Tech. (Human Resource Management, Dept. of Management Sciences))--Vaal University of Technology, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract Key skills shortages, coupled with high levels of unemployment are well documented in South Africa. Learnerships, which are meant to reduce the skills shortage, are not addressing this problem as the SETAs have failed to communicate the benefits of learnerships aggressively to companies. Thus, the purpose of this research is to determine organizational perspectives of learnerships within the MERSETA organizations in the Sedibeng district municipal area. A literature study of learnerships and applicable legislation in South Africa was undertaken in order to contextualize the South African skills development initiative. The empirical portion of the study involved conducting a survey using a self-administered questionnaire designed to elicit perspectives of learnerships within small, medium and large organizations (n=150) that fall under the MERSETA and that are situated in the industrial areas of Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Meyerton, within the Sedibeng district municipal area. The data obtained indicate that although almost two-thirds of the researched organizations do currently implement learnerships, these organizations experienced several barriers and challenges when taking on learnerships. It was found that the MERSETA organizations within the study area also lack understanding and familiarity with the learnership system and their perceptions towards learnerships are for the most part, negative. Based on the findings of this study, recommendations, targeted at the National Skills Authority, the Department of Labour, the MERSETA and the SETAs, are made to assist organizations in various areas to overcome the identified barriers and challenges emanating from learnership implementation. en
dc.description.sponsorship Central Research Committee (Vaal University of Technology) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Manufacturing learnerships en
dc.subject Engineering learnerships en
dc.subject Skills shortages--South Africa en
dc.subject Unemployment--South Africa en
dc.subject SETA en
dc.subject Learnerships en
dc.subject Learnerships--Law and legislation--South Africa en
dc.subject MERSETA en
dc.subject Learnership implementation en
dc.subject National Skills Authority en
dc.subject South Africa. Department of Labour en
dc.subject Skills development initiative en
dc.title Organisational perspectives of learnerships within manufacturing, engineering and related services organisations in the Sedibeng municipal district area en
dc.type Thesis en


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