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Project: Phase One of Learnership 1000

Client: The Department of Transport & Public Works, Expanded Public Works Programme
Duration: September – October 2009

The Expanded Public Works Programme was launched in 2006, by the Department of Transport and Public Works. The primary outcome of this programme is job creation; where participants and/or learners are given the opportunity to attain occupational skills, both practical and theoretical, which will better enable them to access a sustainable economic opportunity on completion of the programme. In 2006, the first phase of Learnership 1000 was implemented. The rationale behind the design and implementation of Learnership 1000 is to target disadvantaged and marginalised youth and provide them with a learnership opportunity. This opportunity allows our youth to develop specific skills and competencies by way of completing a qualification, while simultaneously gaining relevant work experience. 

Project Name:   Phase One of Learnership 1000

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

Project Duration: September – October 2009

Sector:  Education, Job Creation

Service provided: A Case Study Review Report on Phase One of Learnership 1000

Project Deliverables:

–          A situational analysis of the programme, by providing a current overview of the project in terms of:  purpose and target group, implementation process, the nature and content of the learnerships and the impact of Learnership 1000.

–          Identify the challenges facing Learnership 1000.

–          Put forward key learnings and recommendations for the future implementation of Learnership 1000.

 

Our Approach:

This case study report has been informed by literature provided by the Department of Transport and Public Works. In addition, a semi- structured interview was conducted with three officials from the Expanded Public Works Programme. The objective of the interview was to obtain an ‘insider’s’ perspective of the programme’s workings and to create a ‘space’ for the officials to reflect on programme areas of improvement for the future implementation of Learnership 1000.

 Value:

The value and need of programmes such as Learnership 1000, within the context of high unemployment and the low skills level of youth in the Western Cape Province, underscores the requisite of implementing phase two of Learnership 1000

Learnership 1000 has the greatest ability to fulfill the notion of ‘investing in our youth’, through the learnership’s focus on driving and building sustainable forms of human, social and economic capital.

The continued and accumulative effect of the programme’s youth development will in turn greatly contribute to and strengthen the growth of the Western Cape’s economy.