Public Learnerships

2024 Public Learnership Intake Skills Junction understands that not all employers or businesses have the resources to sponsor large groups of learners – The key idea of our public learnerships is the transition of strategic thinking into operational reality. Through this delivery mode, we aim to provide access to national qualifications to any organisation or…

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ESD – Promoting Skills for Sustainable Development

Driving South Africa’s economy through skills, enterprise and supplier development Without education, there can be no sustainable development, Education is the deliberate, and continuous effort to acquire knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, or sensibilities. Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) is one of the B-BBEE sustainability pillars that aims to drive economic growth while also developing a…

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL Learning occurs everywhere, not only in formal educational environments, but also in the workplace, through volunteering in community development projects, animal rescue and care, youth mentoring programmes, soup kitchens and so forth. Skills Junction supports and promotes the principles of lifelong learning and the role that Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) plays in the…

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The Value of Employee Training

The Importance of Training Training is an indispensable function, and the cost of implementing effective employee training is a small price to pay compared to the overall cost of lost skills, wasted talent, and missed opportunities. Employees can up-skill, re-skill, cross-skill, and also develop high-performing teams through training. In a constantly evolving and growing market,…

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QCTO Occupational Qualifications

A Game Changer The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) officially report to the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), The SETA license, however, has been extended, thus annual WSP/ATR reports, grant funding, and learnerships are set to conclude by March 31, 2030. The QCTO is designed to replace the Sector Education and Training…

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A 10-Year Milestone: Our Story

Celebrating 10 Years 2023 marks “10 Years in Business” for Skills Junction, We are ecstatic and very proud to be celebrating this momentous milestone in our company’s short history. Skills Junction has grown from strength-to- strength, delivering “best in class” performance, taking on an increasing number of clients nationwide while constantly innovating to stay ahead…

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WSP & ATR Season

The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) Submission It is that time of year when businesses with an annual payroll of R500 000 or more are required to submit Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports to the relevant SETA. The process begins with the appointment of a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF),…

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B-BBEE and Skills Development in the Agri Sector

The Role of the Agricultural Sector in the South African Economy The agricultural sector is widely expected to be a key driver of both local and global economic growth; however, agricultural performance has been hampered, with a mere 2.47 percent contribution to GDP in 2021 according to stats sa. The agricultural sector’s economic goals are…

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Career Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Connecting People with Disabilities and Employers Finding the right talent can be difficult, but there are, thankfully, ways to create a pipeline of fantastic candidates who want to work for your company and will stay for the long haul. Learnerships, for example, make it easier to find and hire qualified people, especially those living with…

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Virtual Training

Enhancing Our Remote Learning Experience Skills Junction‘s stakeholders now have access to our virtual learning platform, which will help support and improve our remote learning experience. The implementation of the application expands on our already well-established remote delivery capabilities, enhancing our ability to provide a tailored and engaging learning experience. The technology at Skills Junction…

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Learnerships are Good for Business

Why Learnerships Make Good Business Sense Skills development initiatives, such as learnerships, are not only good for the economy, but also make good business sense. Employers have long understood the value of learnerships, even if many view the process as a tick-box exercise. This is a missed opportunity because learnerships, when embraced in the spirit…

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Strategic Account Management

‘Best in Class‘ Account Management Learnerships have become the most important component of the vocational training sector, which is a highly competitive market. Skills development training providers looking to implement learnership programmes on behalf of large employers have to be on top of every aspect of their game. This must be evident not only when…

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Learnership Guide for Employers

If you are new to the world of learnerships, you will most likely have a number of questions about what a learnership programme is, how it works, and what the benefits of implementing a learnership are. First and foremost, the million-dollar question. What is a learnership? A learnership is a mix of on-the-job training and…

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Employment Equity

Important Update The EE Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2022 has not yet taken effect, all designated employers, regardless of size, must submit their 2023 EE Reports (EEA2 and EEA4 forms) using the current Employment Equity Act, 1998 (EEA). – Department of Labor. Purpose The aim of the Employment Equity Act is to achieve equity…

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The Silver Lining

Learnership 18.2 Learner Youth unemployment is unquestionably structural and systemic in South Africa. Even at the peak of the economic cycle, the economy’s overall inability to provide employment for the youth stands at 63.9%, according to Stats SA’s most recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey. A lack of education and training, as well as a discrepancy…

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Reasons to Invest in Employee Development

Why invest in employee training during economically challenging times?  The short answer is that training and development are critical to your company’s success. In the past, employees were rated on the 3 R’s – Reading, writing, and arithmetic. These abilities are no longer sufficient for success in today’s business environment that is constantly responding to…

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Learnership Tax Incentives

Skills Development Levy All businesses with a payroll of more than R500 000 per year are required to pay SARS 1% of their annual salaries to the Skills Development Levy (SDL). SARS will automatically assign your company’s SDL to the SETA they believe you should be registered with. The funds are to be used to…

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Skills Development and B-BBEE

B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice – Skills Development Element Skills Development is one of the compulsory priority elements under the Codes of Good Practice on the B-BBEE scorecard. Skills development is also one of the easiest priority elements to comply with and measures the extent to which companies carry out initiatives designed to develop the…

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Digitally-Enriched Learnerships

Online Education Skills Junction is an accredited online training provider that offers virtual learning programmes to working professionals in the twenty-first century. Today, digital learning has emerged as an essential resource for learners and educational institutions worldwide. The demand for online learning has increased significantly since covid-19 and will continue to do so in the…

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Closing the Skills Gap

With university graduates failing to secure the jobs they studied for, the skills gap is becoming a serious concern. With this in mind, there appears to be only one other option: “Learnerships.” Learnerships allow individuals of all ages to work full-time while obtaining a qualification in their field of expertise. This approach directly addresses the…

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Employed Learnerships

Learnership 18.1 Learner Creating a learning culture in your organisation can be extremely beneficial not only to individual employees, but also to the overall success of the business. The significance of developing a learning culture is obvious; however, not all businesses are successful in implementing effective learning opportunities. Skills Junction offers high-quality employed learnership programmes on…

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The Skills Junction Experience

Why Customer Experience is an integral part at Skills Junction Skills Junction is a learnership training provider with a stellar reputation for training delivery and customer service excellence. Whether you are a business or learner, we care about your experience and offer a tailored service to meet your needs. Our team of professionals consistently deliver high-quality…

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Learnerships for People with Disabilities

B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice – Disability Inclusion Skills Junction specializes in the 360° management and implementation of high-quality inclusive learnership programmes that go above and beyond to ensure that learners with disabilities obtain the qualifications and skills required to succeed in their desired careers and employment fields. People living with disabilities have low rates…

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Qualities to Look for in a Training Provider

At Skills Junction we tick all the right boxes… Choosing the best training provider can be difficult, because there are so many across the country, It can be challenging to find one that is right for your business. We wanted to highlight the five factors we believe are most important to take into account when…

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