Provantage's SETA Learnership Programme sees students graduate with jobs

On the 4th of November, Provantage's SETA Learnership Programme held a grand graduation ceremony for its students in Gauteng, Limpopo and Delmas.
Provantage's SETA Learnership Programme sees students graduate with jobs
In its fourth year, the 2011 Learnership Programme saw 300 students graduate, providing them with skills in administration that include handling petty cash, secretarial services and PA administration. Moreover, the programme places learners in suitable jobs, ensuring that they have a twelve month working contract after they graduate.

Skills development and job creation are at the core of what Provantage believes are the vital cogs in the wheels that turn our economy. "In this academic year we've added to the skills of over 300 learners. Provantage is a community conscious company with a strong belief in good corporate citizenship. As part of the learnership programme we have provided a job to each learner, thus ensuring that their new skills will not go to waste," says Landus Brandt, Provantage's Financial Manager and Head of the SETA Learnership Programme.

Each potential candidate is required to have a matric certificate and writes an entrance exam. Once the candidate has been accepted, the Learnership SETA starts to arrange work positions for each of them. This ensures that they have a year's contract position the moment they graduate with a qualification in Business Administration Level 3.

"Provantage is a people intensive company so ensuring work contracts for each of the SETA Learnership Programme students is truly taken to heart. We place individuals in positions that suit them and in so doing, we jumpstart careers that will positively affect the future growth of the country," concludes Brandt.

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Since inception in 2008, the Learnership Programme has helped over 1504 learners nationally. With backing from Services SETA, Provantage has helped bridge the skills gap and create job opportunities for young people in the services sector. Each course lasts 12 months and learners are recruited utilizing Provantage's promoter database and recruitment systems. The Learnership Programme offers Business Administration Level 3.

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