2“Partnering with industry to produce work-ready graduates” 4/15/2017“Partnering with industry to produce work-ready graduates”
3CO-OP ED AT UTECH The mission of UTech’s Co-op Ed Programme is 4/15/2017The mission of UTech’s Co-op Ed Programme istwo–fold:Provide our students with practical and professional exposure that will allow them to develop work-related skills, realistic expectations, and high levels of professionalism and ethics among other things.Provide industry with student employees who are equipped with the necessary skills and competencies that will enhance their business’ position in a globally competitive environment.
4SCHEME ROTATIONS UNDER CO-OP ED 4/15/2017SCHEME ROTATIONS UNDER CO-OP EDInternshipPracticumIndustrial AttachmentProfessional Work ExperienceWork ExperienceExternshipDuration: 4 – 30 weeks
5BENEFITS OF A CO-OP ED PROGRAMME 4/15/2017BENEFITS OF A CO-OP ED PROGRAMMEFOR EMPLOYERSReady and cost-effective access to short-term employees for special projectsReady access to highly motivated students with sought-after skillsIncreased staff diversityThe opportunity to impact the quality and relevance of the School’s curriculaThe opportunity to screen students for fulltime employmentUTech/IWEP does not condone any form of discrimination towards students on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, age, nationality. Sexual harassment tolerance is zero towards any IWE student and termination of relationship with any company, organization or institution that has exhibit any discriminatory act will result.
6ASSESSMENT & SUPERVISION 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESASSESSMENT & SUPERVISIONStudents shall be supervised jointly by the employee-designate and the School’s Co-op Ed Co-ordinator.The employee-designate will be required to assess student(s) periodically based on the agreed objectives and specific learning outcomes.
7OPERATIONAL POLICIES BENEFIT PACKAGE 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESBENEFIT PACKAGEWe request that:an arrangement be made based on mutualagreement for a stipend to be paid to studentsORb. special provisions be made for lunch, travel and accommodation where applicable or possible.
8DISCRIMINATION & SEXUAL HARASSMENT 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESDISCRIMINATION & SEXUAL HARASSMENTOur Co-op Ed employers are responsible for providing a safe non-discriminatory environment for our students.The University will terminate its relationship with any employer who is guilty of such practices.
9OPERATIONAL POLICIES FAIR LABOUR 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESFAIR LABOURConsideration should be given to:40 hour work weekOvertime workLunch breakNote: Any deviations must be mutually agreedupon before hand.
10OPERATIONAL POLICIES JOB TRAINING help them achieve the desired 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESJOB TRAININGThe University expects that Co-op Ed students will receive quality on-the-job training, i.e., they will be placed in an environment that will:help them achieve the desiredlearning outcomesenhance those competenciesnecessary to function as managers.
11STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY OPERATIONAL POLICIES4/15/2017STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE AND INDEMNITYWhile on placement:students are covered by the University’s Sagicor Indemnity Plan. Additionally, there is Student Health Insurance provided by Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited.coverage remains in effect during the placement period.
12STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY cont’d: OPERATIONAL POLICIES4/15/2017STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY cont’d:Students who require long-term hospitalization or will be placed oversees are encouraged to acquire additional private insurance.
13OPERATIONAL POLICIES STUDENT PERFORMANCE 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESSTUDENT PERFORMANCECo-op Ed students are expected to accept Co-op Ed positions with a seriousness of purpose and to perform their work accurately and responsibly.If the Co-op Ed student’s performance does not meet reasonable standards, the employer is not obligated to continue the student’s Co-op Ed experience.
14STUDENT PERFORMANCE cont’d 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESSTUDENT PERFORMANCE cont’dIn such a situation, the employer must inform the Co-op Ed student’sCo-ordinator or the Co-op Ed Unit immediately.
15OPERATIONAL POLICIES4/15/2017STUDENTS ON NATIONAL DUTY OR REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY OR THE UNIVERSITYIf during placement, students are called upon for national duty or to represent the University or country, such students should be permitted time off for participation. To this end, students should submit a written letter from the organizers of the event to their immediate work supervisor(s) and copy same to their School’s Co-op Ed Co-ordinator.
16STUDENT PLACEMENT AGREEMENT 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIESSTUDENT PLACEMENT AGREEMENTThe employer, along with the student and the School’s Co-op Ed Co-ordinator will sign a placement agreement form. This document outlines the purpose, terms and responsibilities of all parties concerned.
17OPERATIONAL POLICIES WITHDRAWAL 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIES WITHDRAWALA student may withdraw from placement only with the written permission of the Head of School upon the recommendation of the School’s Co-op Ed Co-ordinator. Withdrawal may be considered only for reasons of ill health or grave circumstances that were not foreseeable at the time of placement. In this instance, the University will write to inform the employer of the withdrawal and possible replacement of the student.
18OPERATIONAL POLICIES WITHDRAWAL 4/15/2017OPERATIONAL POLICIES WITHDRAWALA student may be asked to withdraw from the Programme at the request of the institution to which he was assigned. In this case, the employer is expected to make telephone contact with the School’s Co-op Ed Co-ordinator in the first instance, followed by a formal letter outlining the nature of the request for withdrawal. Upon receipt of this letter, the Co-ordinator will respond to the employer within three working days, indicating the course of action.
19EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESBEFORE PLACEMENTA supervisor must be identified towork alongside Co-op Ed students. Theresponsibilities of this person willinclude:providing mentorshipmonitoring students’ performanceassigning and overseeing projectassessing students
20EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESBEFORE PLACEMENTSupervisor’s responsibilities cont’dproviding information on the following(if applicable): housing, transportation, meals and/or stipend at least two weeks before students depart for the work place.meeting with students prior to or at the beginning of placement to discuss rules and regulations of the property and students’ work schedules.
21EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESDURING PLACEMENTThe supervisor is expected to:liaise with the School’s Co-op EdCo-ordinator concerning students’performance.compensate students in full or inpart for unworked hours, shouldthe work place not meet theagreed number of hours per week.
22EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESDURING PLACEMENTSupervisor’s responsibilities cont’dmeet with students regularly to assessgeneral deportment.keep a daily log of the student’sattendance and punctuality.evaluate the student using theevaluation forms supplied.
23EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESDURING PLACEMENTSupervisor’s responsibilities cont’dprovide transportation for students ifthey work late hours or arescheduled for work before the localbus operates.serve as learning resource for thestudent, as well as, a role modelinstilling positive values and attitudes.
24EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES 4/15/2017EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESDURING PLACEMENTSupervisor’s responsibilities cont’dcreate an open environment for thestudent to apply classroom knowledge topractical situationsreport to the School’s Co-op EdCo-ordinator any inappropriate behaviouror activity by a student during placement.
25COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSCOLLEGE OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENTSchool of Business AdministrationMrs. Myrtle WeirTelephone: (876) Ext Fax: (876)Dr. Marlene Phillips (Administrative Management students only) Telephone: Ext. 2527; Fax: (876)
26School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSSchool of Hospitality and Tourism ManagementMrs. Shiela Livingston - Lacey Telephone: (876) ; Fax: (876) Mrs. Rosemarie IveyTelephone: (876) ; Fax: (876) Assisted by:Mr. Ashford KerrTelephone: (876) ; Fax: (876)
27FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSFACULTY OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTINGSchool of EngineeringMr. Oneil Josephs Telephone: ExtSchool of Computing and Information TechnologyMrs. Caroline Parkes (until May 2012) Telephone: (876) ExtAssisted by:Mrs. Heather White Telephone: (876) Ext
28FACULTY OF EDUCATION & LIBERAL STUDIES 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSFACULTY OF EDUCATION & LIBERAL STUDIESSchool of Technical and Vocational EducationMiss Gelefer BartleyTelephone: Ext 2429Mr. Courtney PalmerTelephone: EXT2214Department of Liberal StudiesMrs. Michelle Stewart-McKoyTelephone: (876) Ext 2817
29FACULTY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSFACULTY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENTSchool of Building and Land ManagementMiss Stacey Palmer – Construction EngineeringTelephone: (876) ExtMr. Seymour Fisher – Quantity SurveyingTelephone: (876) Ext Mrs. Nadine Freeman-Prince – Urban and Regional Planning Telephone: (876) Ext. 2338/2350
30School of Building and Land Management cont’d 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSSchool of Building and Land Management cont’dMiss. Tina Beele - Land Economy and Valuation SurveyingTelephone: (876) Ext. 2336/2254 Mr. Glendon Newsome - Surveying and Geographic InformationScienceTelephone: (876) Ext
31FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND SPORT 4/15/2017SCHOOL CO-ORDINATORSFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND SPORTSchool of Natural and Applied ScienceDr. Kenesha WilsonTelephone: (876) Ext. 2329
32CONTACTING THE UNIVERSITY’S CO-OP ED UNIT 4/15/2017CONTACTING THE UNIVERSITY’S CO-OP ED UNITThe Co-op Ed UnitTelephone: Ext 3546/6006Facsimile:Mrs. La-Cresha Gordon-Brydson – Co-op Ed Co-ordinatorMiss Sandra Junor – Administrative Support
334/15/2017CONCLUDING REMARKSWe are glad at that you have decided to partner with UTech in the training of the workforce.We trust that this will continue to be a mutually rewarding experience.