Presentation on theme: "How we run successful Work Placements Mike Worth – IBCC Coordinator Tim Jervis – Business Studies Teacher & University Counselor."— Presentation transcript:
How we run successful Work Placements Mike Worth – IBCC Coordinator Tim Jervis – Business Studies Teacher & University Counselor
IBCC International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate The IBCC programme is a 2 year career-related programme for students aged16-19 Offered by the IB (International Baccalaureate) Aimed at students who are focused on career- related skills and a specific career path
Academic learning on its own is not sufficient, it must be supported by applied knowledge Students benefit from being involved in the real world... Why work placement?
Gives students valuable experience they could not get at school It helps to establish and confirm chosen pathways Helps to develop confidence Why work placement?
Students begin with a self analysis of skills and attributes Diagnostic testing is carried out to determine possible careers based on identified skills & attributes Students research possible careers based on results The Learning Dimension
Relating Work Placements to Business Class Engage and stimulate interest in the subject Long-term memorisation of theory All placements can relate to some areas of a syllabus: entrepreneurship, business communication, organisational structure
Relating Placements to Business Class Some placements lend themselves to specific topics: A factory: operations management quality control, lean production, efficiency A shop: the marketing mix, pricing strategy, target market, market research
Teach content after or before the placement: Pre class placement: introduce a forthcoming topic. i.e. business communication Post class placement: teach content then the work placement confirms learnt content. i.e. organisational structure Pre or Post Class Placement
Benefits for University/Job Applications Provides work experience example Provides content for personal statement Helps in differentiation of applicants Provides ideas for course selection Provides ideas for interview
Progression Employment Tertiary College University