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Project: The New Venture Creation Learnership Programme

Client: The Department of Transport and Public Works, Expanded Public Works Programme
Duration: February 2010

The New Venture Creation Learnership Programme’s primary aim is job creation, ultimately through learner self-employment. The rationale behind the design and implementation of the Learnership Programme is to target disadvantaged and marginalised South Africans (primarily youth) and provide them with a Learnership opportunity. This opportunity allows learners to develop specific skills and competencies by way of completing a recognised qualification, registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a level 4 qualification.

Project Name:   The New Venture Creation Learnership Programme

Client: The Department of Transport and Public Works, Expanded Public Works Programme

Project Duration: February 2010

Sector:  Education, Job creation

Service provided: Survey, Programme Evaluation

Project Deliverables:

–          Survey of beneficiaries experience of the New Venture Creation Learnership Programme

Our Approach:

A survey questionnaire was administered aimed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the NVC Learnership Programme, and gain insight into the experiences of the learners. 34 former NVC Programme learners were sampled and thus form the sample of learners from which these survey findings are obtained. This sample represents 39% of the total number of learners (87 learners) enrolled for phase one of the Programme. The survey was administered telephonically. Once the necessary survey data had been gathered, members of the EPWP then captured the data electronically.

Value:

The findings from this report suggest that phase one of the New Venture Creation Learnership Programme has been largely successful.

Overall, the NVC Programme is beneficial and offers learners a valuable opportunity to prepare for and capacitate themselves in starting their own new business ventures. A high percentage (94%) of learners responded that they feel confident running their business.

The survey suggested that in addition to the mentorship period offered to learners, further on-going support be provided to learners. The continued and accumulative effect of developing and providing our youth with entrepreneurial and business skills will, in turn, greatly contribute to and strengthen the growth of the Western Cape’s economy.