Meriting Youth Development makes learnerships for People Living with Disabilities (PWD) a smooth process accommodating a full house skills development solution.
Our 12-month organized work-based learnership is aligned with clients who want to sponsor PWD learnerships but who are unable to accommodate PWDs in their own workplace. With a combination of theory and experiential learning, our learnerships are structured to allow our PWD learners to succeed in the world of work.
In terms of Capacity Meriting always accommodates our client's requirements. Meriting is Flexible towards the client’s needs therefore we offer both on-site and off-site learnerships options. We strive to recruit learners that fit the client’s demographic needs for the client to gain maximum B-BBEE score. Our Facilities are central to accommodate minimum spend on transport for our PWD learners. After the theory component of the learnership, Meriting will find the PWD learners suitable Practical Experience that will allow each learner to thrive. Statistics show that once a learner volunteers at an organization for 10 months there is an 80% chance that the learner will be retained for full-time employment after the learnership.
People Living with Disabilities learnerships with Meriting Youth Development include the following processes:
Disability learnerships will boost your companies B-BBEE scorecard by more than 12 points. Learnerships count 6 points for 5% of total permanent employees on a learnership. The learnership will require a skill spend contributing to both the general skills spend target (6 points for a spend of 3.5% of payroll on training of black employees), as well as the specific target for skills, spend on disabled employees, of 0.3% of payroll for 3 points. This will also support the Employment Equity target of 3% of employees with disabilities for 2 points. The cumulative effect of the multiple impacts in different aspects of the BBBEE scorecard could well result in more than 12 points. When implementing disabled learnerships, employers will improve the lives of these less fortunate people and claim key points on their B-BBEE scorecard.
Meriting Youth Development has successfully run disabled learnerships for the following organizations:
Companies wishing to run disabled learnerships, please phone Zipho at 071 315-6700 for a cost-effective quote
Disabled learners wishing to do a learnership, please email your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe that no one could have inspired me more than Meriting did throughout this learnership. They came along at the right time when I needed them the most. The learnership started off with the Emotional Intelligence and this module really changed my mindset it made me feel worthy again. Meriting Youth Development saw potential in us that others including ourselves as learners did not see. It gave me the courage to find my own way with enough guidance to show me that nothing is impossible. They prepared us well for the workplace because we understand the importance of being professional and communicating effectively. Thank you to Meriting for the empowering opportunity because of you I am finally seen.
The disabled learnership has had such a positive impact on my life. It helped me to understand that being disabled does not mean that I am unable. The classroom environment really helped me to gain some self-love and confidence, I was given a chance to shift my attitude towards to disability. I no longer see myself as a nobody. At work, I am be assertive and I able talk about my disability without crying. I would like to Thank Meriting for giving me such a life-changing opportunity.
Being on the disabled Business Administration Learnership for the past few months has shaped and groomed my knowledge and understanding of different working aspects. Not only did I gain important knowledge I also gained experience which is extremely important in the working environment. Each day is a learning process for me and it has helped motivate me to fulfil my dreams in opening my own business soon. I would like to Thank Meriting for giving young disabled individuals like myself this opportunity to grow as a person and become so diverse with knowledge that which is helping me reach my end goal.