The ability to acquire a new skill differs from person to person. Through research, Lead The Field has concluded that certain basic skills are inherent and should already have been stimulated and developed once a child has reached school going age. It then follows that these skills should be present in an adult. These skills can, however, be developed through correct guidance/stimulation.
These basic abilities are prerequisites for effective, successful further training of community and can be measured by LAB, irrespective of age or scholastic development, language, culture, etc.
The abilities are:
Eyesight, Hearing Ability (Physical Attributes),
Short Term Memory,
Visual Perception (Non-verbal Skills),
Visual Insight (Trainability Indicators),
Seeing the Whole Picture (Gestalt),
Visual Quantitative Perception,
Long Term Memory,
Language proficiency in 9 different languages (English, Afrikaans, South African ethnic languages, French, Portuguese and Swahili) Grade 0 – 12, AET Level 1 – 4 and NQF 1 – 4
Calculation and Mathematical Ability (Educational Skills) Grade 0 – 12, AET Level 1 – 4 and NQF 1 – 4
A certain level of proficiency in the aforementioned abilities is vital for further training such as Learnerships – be it literacy, administrative or technical. It is, for instance, of no value to attempt to teach a person a skill in a language, which he/she cannot understand.
LAB IS A PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE TOOL
LAB is a practical tool, which is readily available to the commerce and industry worlds. It is a quick and easy instrument supported by an almost immediate computer printout detailing the candidate’s learning ability, potential and trainability.
LAB is a further aid in the toolbox of Human Resource Specialists, Training Managers, Recruiting Officers, AET Practitioners and Production Managers who must decide on the appointment, placement, training, promotion and career development of employees.
The LAB Administrator, with a Matric or higher qualification, is trained and can conduct the battery successfully in his or her company immediately after his/her training has taken place.
Training is cost-effective, because candidates for employment and/or training purposes are no longer being chosen arbitrarily. Thousands of rands in time and money can be saved this way.