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Furthering the education of young adults : an analysis of Statistics South Africa's internship programme

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dc.contributor.advisor Raselekoane, N. R. (Nanga Raymond), 1961-
dc.contributor.author Van der Berg, Gwendoline Hilary
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T08:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T08:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6593
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of Statistics South Africa's internship programme in developing the statistical skills of interns. A mixed method approach which included semi-structured interviews, document study and electronic questionnaires was used to gain insight into the thoughts and perceptions of 38 participants. The study revealed that many of the crucial elements for a successful internship programme are present in the current internship programme. It was also found that the interns do not get the opportunity to implement or utilize their skills in the areas in which they are being placed. The absorption and retention strategy also seems to pose a challenge for the internship programme of which the goal is to retain as many statisticians as possible. Finally, a proper absorption strategy, better and more formal assessments, and a higher salary level for interns being absorbed into the organization should also be considered en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 81, [26] leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Intern en
dc.subject Internship en
dc.subject Learning contract/plan en
dc.subject Mentor en
dc.subject Skills utilization en
dc.subject Vocational training en
dc.subject.ddc 378.10350968
dc.subject.lcsh Statistics South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Internship programs -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational training -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.title Furthering the education of young adults : an analysis of Statistics South Africa's internship programme en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Language Education, Art and Culture en
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Adult Education)


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