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dc.contributorDelport, C.S.L.
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Heidemarie Edelgard
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dc.date.created2016-09-05 23:37
dc.date.issued2015-07-02
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dc.identifierCoetzee, Heidemarie Edelgard 2015, A pre-employment core skills programme for young adults, MSW Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/46168>
dc.identifierA2015
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/2263/46168
dc.identifier4270746
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/733949
dc.description.abstractDissertation (MSW)--University of Pretoria, 2015.
dc.description.abstractThis study focussed on the development and pilot testing of a research based preemployment
 core skills programme for young adults in order to equip them for the
 open labour market, to improve the young adults’ knowledge and application of
 employment core skills, which in turn could increase the likelihood of securing
 employment. This programme can also help to alleviate unemployment and poverty
 by contributing to the social development of young adults, enhancing human capital
 development, increasing opportunities to reach full educational potential, enhancing
 economic development and increasing the opportunity to be self-sufficient and
 raising the quality of life.
 The motivation for this study is based on the high unemployment amongst young
 adults, the lack of intervention programmes that address core skills for employment
 for young adults that are making the transition from school to work in South Africa
 and the apparent lack of core skills support for young adults at places of
 employment. The study was conducted from an ecological systems perspective
 which is relevant for the social work profession and to the “help professional” who
 engages with young adults. The applied research was used and a quantitative research approach was
 undertaken by using self-administered and group-administered questionnaires to
 collect data in a standardised way under controlled circumstances with procedures
 planned prior to the commencement of the study in order to test a hypothesis. The
 study was conducted in two phases namely (A) an exploration of core employment
 skills needed by young adults by using a quantitative descriptive survey research
 design and (B) the development and pilot testing of a pre-employment core skills
 programme for young adults by using a one-group pretest-posttest design to assess
 the change in knowledge of core skills of young adults through the deployment of an
 intervention of the programme.
 The discussion of young adulthood as a life phase highlighted the nature of human
 development. The discussion of the different development theories gave a good
 indication of what development tasks are of importance during young adulthood and
 especially in terms of preparation for entering into the labour market (career).
 Unemployment has various impacts on the young adult who in turn has an effect on
 the social system and the economy of South Africa.
 From the empirical findings of phase A and combining the literature study it became
 apparent that young adults who can communicate well, solve problems and work
 with others are more employable as they can assume an active, adaptive and
 responsible role in the workplace and society. This information was used to develop
 a pre-employment core skills programme for young adults. The conceptual
 programme model, the experiential learning approach and problem-based learning
 were used for the basis of the core skills programme. The aim of the core skills
 programme was to enhance the young adults’ knowledge and application of core
 skills necessary for employment and their employment opportunities. The findings
 from phase B indicate that the developed programme did enhance the young adults’
 knowledge of core skills necessary for employment and that the developed
 programme can be implemented with young adults between the ages of 18-25 years.
dc.description.abstracttm2015
dc.description.abstractSocial Work and Criminology
dc.description.abstractMSW
dc.description.abstractUnrestricted
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectUCTD
dc.subjectCore skills
dc.subjectEcological systems perspective
dc.subjectPre-employment
dc.subjectPre-employment core skills programme
dc.subjectTraining programme
dc.titleA pre-employment core skills programme for young adults
dc.typeDissertation
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