Last night I was blessed to do a short 5 minute presentation on Learnership Implementation at the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative. Based on the discussions I had with some of those attending afterwards I realise that most small business owners misunderstand learnerships at best and fear it at worst.
The reality is that Learnership Implementation has tremendous advantages and knowing how to capitalise on them is a necessity, not a luxury. For example; a small qualifying enterprise can score 21 points on the new proposed generic B-BBEE scorecard by registering only one previously unemployed learner without a disability on a learnership.
Add to that that some SETAS will pay out about R20 000-00 in grants and that SARS will grant you rebates to the value of about R30 000-00, compensating you for both the training fees and the salary of such a learner.
In the light of this I have decided to run a number of Friday Morning Workshops on this topic. I will limit the number of workshop attendees to 10 and will still run the workshop if there are 5 attendees only. I will keep the cost down to R600-00 per person and will operate on a first pay, first serve basis. The first of these workshops will take place on the 15th of March and I will run them monthly for as long as there is a need.
Please pass this on to anyone you think will benefit from such a workshop and drop me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.