Implementing efficient and effective learnerships in the construction industry

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dc.contributor.author Mummenthey, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Du Preez, Ronel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T08:25:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T08:25:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation Mummenthey, C. & du Preez, R. 2010. Implementing efficient and effective learnerships in the construction industry. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 36(1):1-11, doi: 10.4102/sajip.v36i1.766 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-5200 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0763 (online)
dc.identifier.other doi:10.4102/sajip.v36i1.766
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19437
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.sajip.co.za en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Orientation: Overcoming skills deficits has been a major concern in South Africa since the advent of democracy in 1994. Research purpose: This study investigated the current state of the learnership system in the construction sector and identified the major obstacles. Motivation for the study: The study was an attempt to illustrate why it is necessary to implement efficient and effective learnerships in the construction industry Research design, approach and method: A learnership evaluation framework was developed and indicated the critical factors for efficient and effective learnership implementation as well as the roles of the various key stakeholders. The sample included respondents from building and civil companies (n = 90), learners (n = 135), accredited training providers (n = 14) and Construction Education and Training Authority and industry-related bodies (n = 10). Main findings: It was found that descriptive statistics, non-parametric tests and a content analysis of the Western Cape data indicated that, despite low satisfaction with the system in the workplace and among institutional providers, the learnership system was nevertheless regarded as an appropriate means to develop artisans. Practical/managerial implications: Companies were motivated to offer learnerships but felt inadequately prepared for actual implementation. Learnerships were felt to demonstrate effectiveness in terms of employability and skills enhancement. Contribution/value-add: This research provides a theoretical framework to understand, describe and assess the implementation of efficient and effective learnerships in the construction industry. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 11 p. : ill.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject Construction industry -- Employees -- Training of -- South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Occupational training -- South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Implementing efficient and effective learnerships in the construction industry en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publisher's version en_ZA
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