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Fasset tracer study: The value of work-readiness programmes

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The main aim of this tracer study was to determine the value of the Bonani and Thusanani Work-Readiness Programmes. The specific objectives related to beneficiaries of the Work-Readiness Programmes and the employers where the beneficiaries were employed after completion of the training. In terms of the beneficiaries the specific objectives were to: Determine the employment status of beneficiaries after completion of the programmes; Identify the sectors where the beneficiaries are working; Determine the retention rates; Gauge the earnings of beneficiaries; Determine the usefulness of the intervention to beneficiaries; Determine the satisfaction levels of beneficiaries with the work-readiness training; and determine the attitude change towards employment among the beneficiaries. In terms of employers the specific objectives were to: Obtain the views of employers on the usefulness of the interventions; Identify gaps in the work-readiness programmes; and determine the attitude change towards employment among the beneficiaries. Telephonic interviews were conducted with a sample of 1 508 beneficiaries and 148 employers.

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