Leveraging 4IR for VET in South Africa

Improving apprentice work integrated learning (work exposure)

  1. Host(s) – Stephen Theron
  2. Participants: 6 including participation by DHET, Integration and Gogro Consultant
  3. Challenges highlighted:
    • Irregular attendance of workplace training by apprentice
    • No monitoring system to track attendance
  4. Potential Solutions:
    • Use of QR codes to scan linked to a GPS system to track apprentice attendance
    • Development of an app to monitor workplace participation and feedback from mentors
    • Utilising the developed system to also inform mentor training interventions
  5. Possible next Steps:
    • Research to be conducted on what is currently available on the market providing similar services
    • Explore prospects for scalability and fitness for purpose
    • Test applicability
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