05 January 2015
As most principal estate agents will be aware, the ‘One Learner - One Estate Agency’ Youth Empowerment Brigade Programme, which is presently being implemented by the Estate Agency Affairs Board, is aimed at placing intern estate agents from previously disadvantaged groups into the service of registered estate agency enterprises. The newly placed intern estate agents will be required to act under the supervision and control of a suitably qualified mentor estate agent for a period of twelve months during which time they will be equipped with the required property market experiential learning while they, where appropriate, will also seek to be certificated against the Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate (NQF Level 4).
A major underlying objective of the ‘One Learner - One Estate Agency’ Youth Programme Empowerment Brigade Programme is to increase the level of representation and participation of the youth and previously disadvantaged persons within the property sector in general and the estate agency environment in particular. The programme is, thus, open to matriculants, FET (TVET) college graduates, university and university of technology graduates as well as persons with disability.
The EAAB is actively seeking the cooperation of all registered estate agency enterprises, and particularly that of medium to small estate agency firms, in pledging to act as mentors/host employers to the intern estate agents who will be participating in the ‘One Learner - One Estate Agency’ Youth Empowerment Brigade Programme. With the active support and ongoing assistance of such estate agency firms the EAAB will be able to match appropriate intern estate agents with willing and able mentors/host employers.
It is believed that the vast majority of estate agency enterprises are supportive of the goals and ideals exemplified in the ‘One Learner - One Estate Agency’ Youth Empowerment Brigade Programme.
Those enterprises who are willing and able to take at least one, but preferably more, intern estate agent into their service are respectfully urged immediately to access the EAAB website at http://www.eaab.org.za/myffc/one_learner and to complete the online form that will be found there. The online completion of this form will serve as an indicator of their willingness and ability to take intern estate agents into their service and will be used by the EAAB when placing intern estate agents who are participating in the programme.
It is to be underscored that, as the ‘One Learner - One Estate Agency’ Youth Empowerment Brigade Programme will be commencing in 2015, time is of the essence. The EAAB is confident that it can rely on the active support and much valued commitment of its stakeholders as it strives successfully to expedite the smooth implementation of the programme to the benefit of all stakeholders and looks forward to their participation in the programme.
01 December 2014
WHAT IS THE 'ONE LEARNER - ONE ESTATE AGENCY' YOUTH EMPOWERMENT BRIGADE PROGRAMME?
STRUCTURE OF THE 'ONE LEARNER - ONE ESTATE AGENCY' YOUTH EMPOWERMENT BRIGADE PROGRAMME
BENEFITS TO THE PROPERTY MARKET
HOW IS A PROSPECTIVE INTERN ESTATE AGENT PLACED WITH A FIRM?