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Raising the 1%: Upskilling Disabled South Africans and Unlocking Employment Opportunities

iLearn – a leading local learning solutions company – recently partnered with the vehicle tracking and recovery specialists, Altech Netstar, to create Learnership opportunities for the disabled community of South Africa. According to Statistics SA, there are roughly 2.9 million people living with disabilities in South Africa but only 1% currently have jobs. In light [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:35+00:00 3rd October 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Learnerships: A Practical Solution to Combatting Unemployment

Unemployment is a grim reality for more than 56% of working age South Africans today. According to Employment Analyst Gabriela Mackay, only 43.3% of working age South Africans are currently employed. Despite more than twenty years of democracy for the country, black South Africans are still severely disadvantaged with a mere 40.4% absorption rate in [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:37+00:00 13th September 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning in South African Workplaces

There are 10 million youngsters between the ages of 15 and 24 living in South Africa. According to Stats SA's Quarterly Labour Force Survey, over 54% of these individuals are unemployed. High levels of youth unemployment are a byproduct of the critical skills gaps that exist in various South African industries due to a lack [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:38+00:00 4th September 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

The Future of Learning is Here and it’s Served TV-style

The corporate learning marketplace has been under strain for some time now, following the influx of forward-thinking tools and resources such as video-based learning programs, free courses and MOOCs which cause older learning mechanisms to become more and more outdated. Recent findings show that most employees have reached a point of defeat when it comes [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:39+00:00 19th July 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Investing in Disabled South Africans for a Better Tomorrow

It’s a grim reality that disabled individuals around the globe face marginalisation and ableism which prevents them from having equal opportunities to enter the working world. In South Africa, it is no different as only 1% of the 2.9 million disabled individuals in the country are currently employed. In order to rectify this glaring problem, [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:40+00:00 5th July 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

10 Best Practices for Blended Learning Strategies in 2017

“Blended learning” has become one of the buzz phrases in the realm of learning and development of late. Traditionally, the term refers to adding a digital component to instructor-led training or on-site education. Today technology has so many applications when it comes to digital learning that the blended approach has shifted to include the use [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:41+00:00 28th June 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Why Accelerating Workplace Learning is Important for Business

Has learning and development in the workplace been put on the backburner? The latest research from Deloitte indicates that this is often the case. Of the approximate 1,200 global organisations that were surveyed, it emerged that 74% currently focus on traditional learning methods that don’t empower employees to acquire new skills thus falling behind the [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:42+00:00 14th June 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Making Sense of the New Digital Learning Landscape

Making Sense of the New Digital Learning Landscape With the rapid innovation of digital content and technological tools in the world today, learning and development programs are constantly being reinvented for digital access thereby enabling individuals to learn in revolutionary new ways. We know that modern day platforms – like Google, Youtube, Facebook and Slack [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:45+00:00 16th May 2017|Industry News, Media Center|

Top tips to consider: WSPs and ATRs deadline looming

Now that skills development is one of three priority pillars of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), Workplace Skills Plans are more important for companies than ever before. As we previously wrote in our article Investing in Skills Development: Giving your Business the Upper Hand, complying with skills development allows companies to earn points and certain [...]

2017-10-16T16:40:47+00:00 4th April 2017|Industry News, Media Center|