Presentation on theme: "Building Capacity for WIL in the TVET Colleges"— Presentation transcript:
1 Building Capacity for WIL in the TVET Colleges Work Integrated Learning Workshop19 – 20 March 2015
2 PolicyWhite Paper makes WIL central to the core business of the college.Colleges will be assessed on the extent to which their students are able to get placements in the workplace.
3 Toward an Efficient TVET System Pass ratesThroughput ratesEmployabilityInstructors:Technically qualifiedPedagogically skilledIndustry experiencedCurricula:Industry-alignedStudents:Opportunities for relevant workplace experienceRigorously assessedA good education and training system must take these realities into account and as far as possible prepare the students for that eventuality.Within the vocational system in SA we are still in a transitioning from have an identify of a school to a true vocational ET.New policy now refers to FET’s as TVET and what does that mean for us?The white paper and the CET Act state that the purpose of colleges are to provide programmes that lead to employability. The outcome is clear – that the efforts of a college must ensure preparedness of graduate for the world of work.International literature and lessons from abroad show us what an efficient TVET system should look likeThe system must ensure instructors/lecturers are technically qualified, pedagogically skilled and have industry experienceThe curriculum must be industry alignedStudent must be correctly placed in programmes, have relevant work experience/exposure and be rigorously assessed both at the college and in the work placeThis will ensure good pass rates, good throughput rates and better chances of employability for students.
4 Understanding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for lecturers WIL is an umbrella term for any purposefully-designed learning programme that integrates theoretical knowledge with authentic practice in the workplace.The workplace-based component of a WIL programme involves learning in and from real workplaces through industry visits, placements and other types of interaction.TVET lecturer WIL programmes include professional qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes.The WIL component of professional qualifications includes a classroom-based element and a workplace or industry-based element.
5 Industry based WIL for TVET lecturers is: Definition of industry-based WIL for lecturersIndustry based WIL for TVET lecturers is:… a form of cumulative initial and continuing professional development that takes place through periodic industry placements and other forms of on-site engagement with employers.
6 Why WIL for lecturers?Expose lecturers to current technology, processes and systems in their industry.Update knowledge and skills in line with industry practice.OVERALL GOALEnable TVET colleges to provide quality education and training that is aligned to industry and prepares students for the world of work.
7 A broader understanding of WIL for lecturer Not only a 5 day placement in a workplaceNot once off; cumulative and includes periodic placement and other forms of on-site engagement with employersCan vary in length and involve a variety of activities, e.g.Workplace excursionsWorkplace meetings, orientation or induction sessionsStructured monitoring of students during WILPlacement in a workplaceTraining in a workplaceThe type and length should be suitable to the purposeAn element of TVET professional qualifications and continuing professional development system
8 Professional TVET qualifications WIL REQUIREMENTDiploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching(Dip (TVT)) (L6)Classroom-based9 weeksWorkplace-based9 weeks – technical lecturers2 weeks – academic lecturersB Ed in Technical and Vocational Teaching(B Ed (TVT)) (L7)16-20 weeks16-20 weeks – technical lecturers4 weeks – academic lecturersAdvanced Diploma in Tech & Voc Teaching(Ad Dip (TVT)) (L7)8 weeks2 weeksAdvanced Certificate in TVET (Ad Cert (TVET)) (L6)WIL component = 8 credits (80 hours) classroom and industry
9 Guiding principles for implementing WIL for lecturers WIL for Lecturer is a process of continuous lecturer development.Need to integrate lessons with WIL into teaching to achieve better teaching and more employable graduates.Lecturers need support to meet WIL professional requirements and recognition for achievements.WIL for Lecturers should produce benefits for all parties involved – lecturers, colleges and employers.WIL should be based on a lecturer’s needs in relation to the subjects they teach.One size fits all’ approach should not be followed; each lecturer WIL engagement should be fit for purpose.
10 The WIL framework for TVET Colleges is aimed at developing a common understanding of WIL in public and private TVET colleges and establishing standards for its provision within vocational and occupational training programmes.TVET colleges are expected to incorporate WIL into these programmes and manage its implementation as part of their core business.Each college must develop a WIL policy and plan in line with the requirements and guidelines outlined in this framework.
11 KEY CHALLENGESSecuring placements with employersNumber of lecturers requiring placements and burden on employersRecruiting host employersBuilding and maintaining strong WIL partnershipsCollege capacity to manageStructure and functioningDedicated WIL / placement staffParticipation of academic staffFunding
12 KEY CHALLENGES FUNDING Securing placements with employers Number of lecturers requiring placements andburden on employersRecruiting host employersBuilding and maintaining strong WIL partnershipsCollege capacity to manageStructure and functioningDedicated WIL / placement staffParticipation of academic staffFUNDING
13 HOW TO SUCCEED Institutionalise WIL Appoint dedicated staff college structure, policy and system, In timetableAppoint dedicated staffWIL / placement managerWIL / placement officers per campusStrong focus on employersRecruitmentPreparation and support of employersBuilding partnershipsInvolvement of academic staffFunding and other sources
14 Partnership between SSACI – ETDP SETA WIL for Lecturers’ Project OVERALL AIMImprove teaching and learning in participating colleges through systematic WIL for lecturersOBJECTIVESDevelop approach and capacitate colleges to provideAlign with professional qualificationsBuild ETDP SETA capacity and systems to support implementationProvide technical advice to the DHETPROJECT PLAN2012 – 2013: Phase 1: Research and pilot – 10 colleges; 85 lecturers2014 – 2016: Phase 2: Implement – 28 colleges; 280 lecturers
15 Two arms to the WIL for lecturers’ project Training and support for collegesA guide for colleges1. College implementation of industry-based WIL for lecturersTraining and support for lecturersA guide for lecturers2. Lecturer engagement in industry-based WIL
16 WIL learning and integration cycle PHASE 1: PLANNINGPre-engagementPHASE 2: ENGAGEMENTWorkplace exposure or experiencePHASE 4: INTEGRATIONChange in teaching incorporate lessons from WIL engagementCycle of WIL for LecturersPHASE 3: ReflectionPost-engagement- review of what learned & incorporate into teaching