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

Yanguo Jing

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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 Sept 2015
    EventASET Annual Conference 2015 - Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sept 201510 Sept 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceASET Annual Conference 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityExeter
    Period8/09/1510/09/15

    Keywords

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

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