Learnerships raise the skills base in key economic sectors and reduce unemployment driven by a shortage of skills, yet many employers ignore them in spite of significant tax incentives.
Learnerships upskill staff that have either no experience or basic or intermediate experience in a particular area of work.
Press release: Johannesburg, 26 July 2016 – Workforce Holdings Limited (“Workforce”) (JSE: WKF) today announced it has appointed Philip Froom, as the group’s new CEO. Philip has been a shareholder and director of the Paycorp Group Proprietary Limited (“Paycorp”) (a former subsidiary of the listed company, Transaction Capital Limited), and a founding shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of subsidiary companies of Paycorp for the past 11 years. Previously, after completing articles at Grant Thornton, Philip worked at Mettle Specialised Finance Proprietary Limited, facilitating securitisations, debt origination and leveraged buyout transactions.Read more here.
Press release: Johannesburg, 18 July 2016 – The late international icon Nelson Mandela believed that: “Sport has the power to change the world… it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” It was this sentiment that inspired JSE listed Workforce Holdings (“Workforce”) (JSE: WKF) to partner with local boxing champion, Slow Poison to host a Sports Day at Nooitgedacht Primary School on Nelson Mandela Day. Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July every year – the birthday of the legendary late Madiba – a day when individuals and companies are encouraged to give back to those less fortunate than themselves for at least 67 minutes. Read more here.
Women running pre-schools in underprivileged areas gain certification that qualifies their small businesses for funding from the Department of Social Development PRESS RELEASE: Johannesburg, Thursday, April 25, 2016 – As an extension of the 67 Day Digital Activation Movement launched by Britehouse in 2015, Britehouse will collaborate with the Diepsloot Pre-Schools Project and Training Force, on a one-year project focused on early childhood development certification for pre-school teachers in underprivileged areas. The 67 Day Digital Activation Movement is designed to accelerate the benefits that communities derive from corporate social investment initiatives. Read more here.
Acquisition of mining training services provider adds depth to Training Force’s offering Press release: Johannesburg, 7 October 2015: Training Force, a wholly owned subsidiary of Workforce Holdings Limited (“Workforce”) (JSE: WKF), has acquired Prisma Training Solutions (“Prisma”), a specialist training service provider in the mining sector. Training Force provides businesses with accredited training to effectively upskill and uplift employees, and adding Prisma to its service offering allows the company to grow its portfolio of services and revenues into the mining sector. Read more here.
Press release: Johannesburg 6 July 2015: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in the North West Province has partnered
with Training Force, a wholly owned subsidiary of Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE: WKF), to give 100 adult learners the skills they need to lift
themselves out of unemployment and to join the ranks of the employed workforce. Read more here