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Year 11 Students Shares on Workplace Learning Experience

Posted by Ewan D. (Year 11 Student) | Found in: News

Workplace learning is a great way to help improve student learning, enhance student engagement and wellbeing, and support successful transitions from secondary school to further training and employment.

Year 11 student Ewan V. has recently taken part in a workplace learning opportunity. Ewan writes:

Workplace Learning is an extra subject that you can take up in place of a normal Year 11/12 subject. In order to fulfil the requirements of the subject, you are given study periods during school time and must plan your outside time during school holidays accordingly. How does it work? Taking your passions, likes, and dislikes into consideration, the Worklink community helps you find a host employer in the field of your choice. For example, if you like working with technology (e.g. computers/programming), Worklink will help you get work with a company suited to your preferences. From there, you then work at that workplace for 55 hours and in turn earn yourself one unit.

For my work placement I worked at a PC store in Midland named "PC Madness". Through observing and working alongside PC Madness employees, I was able to learn how to troubleshoot issues with computers as well as help various customers with their needs. The skills and lessons I learnt from this experience were valuable and lifelong.

Ewan D.