Grow youth employment through vocational training With more than 50 percent of the country’s youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how young people can enter the job market without formal tertiary qualification, to contribute positively to the country’s economy. […]
As calls for transformation intensify, it's becoming increasingly important for companies to prioritise BBBEE compliance, and skills development. CEO of iLearn, Richard Rayne, joins Moneyline to discuss further.
Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are primarily funded by the skills development levies paid by South African companies with payrolls of over R500 000. However, companies narrowly viewing the SETA governing their industry just through the lens of compliance may very well be missing out on optimising on the various benefits built into their [...]
Companies participating in Skills Development initiatives are required to submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATR) by 28 April 2017. There are many benefits to viewing this as much more than just a necessary act of compliance. Smart and strategic skills development earns actual financial rebates for your business. Every year, [...]
As with every year, the start of 2017 sees a fresh crop of matriculants setting out on their paths to entertaining the job market. With current Millennials already active in a highly competitive market, it is unlikely that by the time our newest matrics enter the formal sector, they will arrive at an enabling environment, because [...]
Listen to iLearn's Managing Director, Richard Rayne, talk to Ashraf Garda on SAFM's Afternoon Talk about this topic: The advantages of up skilling a Millennial; How learning online offers many benefits; How to find the resources and opportunities to go out and learn. Click on iLearn on SA FM for the broadcast.
Decades have now distanced businesses from the idea that their access to labour and investment in machinery would give them the competitive edge. Instead, in the modern knowledge era, it is the ability to attract, develop and retain skills and harness latest technologies that are the driving forces behind commercial success across industries. Keeping abreast [...]
Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive, and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive, both of which it says, have yielded positive results. Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn on Learnerships unpacks this. Click here to view the video.
Technology has opened up vast and diverse worlds of education, and nowadays, there’s virtually nothing that you can’t learn online. From neuroscience to how to carve a jack o’lantern, if you google it, you’ll find out how and learn about it. Online learning has become a lot more than feeding personal interests and gaining fun, [...]
Introduced in 2009, the incumbent learnership tax incentives, designed to encourage skills development by companies, came to a conclusion at the end of September this year. After consideration, based on a review that determined that these rebates have had a positive impact on training and skills development over the last five years, Treasury has now [...]