Using a University IT agency (the WOW agency) and an internal virtual business (WOWBiz) to provide students with compulsory work experience and work related learning

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Abstract

This paper presents an initiative to use an internal IT agency to guarantee all students in a range of computing programmes with at least one compulsory work opportunity for their work related learning module. The aim is to improve our student’s employability on these programmes. Our findings in the past 3 years have indicated that this initiative has helped to steadily improve our Computing student’s employability awareness and their employment opportunities. Further plans are being made to expand this model to other programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages104
Number of pages110
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2015
EventASET Annual Conference 2015 - Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceASET Annual Conference 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityExeter
Period8/09/1510/09/15

Keywords

  • work related learning
  • employability
  • Work placement
  • Software agency

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