Evidenced from the “Practice-based immersion” of the 4Ps of Polytechnics Mauritius learning methodology, we encourage industry partners from the private and public sectors to collaborate with us on internships, mentoring, career counselling, higher-order apprenticeship and shadowing assignments. Work-based learning provides an ideal way to test drive a career.
WBL is your chance to discover things you cannot learn in a classroom. Get inside information about the career you’re interested in, or simply get a taste of what’s it is really like on the job. At Polytechnics Mauritius, we are such strong believers of WBL that we embrace it at the core of our learning DNA. After all, aiming for a high skills ecosystem can only come from experimentation and practice.
Benefits of Work-Based Learning
To Students: WBL helps students put their knowledge to practice and acquire work experience while studying in a stress-free atmosphere. The projects and assignments become part of the Portfolio @ PML and the exposure ensures that students develop realistic expectations of the world of work, its rigors and ‘highs and lows’. At the final interview for the dream job, they will then be able to dazzle and impress.
To Employers: WBL enables employers to reduce their recruitment and training costs. It allows a significant portion of the grunt work to be done at an efficient rate by interns. It also acts as a filter of “test before you commit”. Building a pipeline of talent and future employees is important for every employer, not least because natural forces of the ‘market’ set in and recruiting is not the same as retaining and retaining is not the same as phasing out. WBL equally enables employers to set in the right expectations for students
To us: WBL improves student motivation, attendance and graduation rates. Students who face the rigor of the world of work early develop an inherent maturity to understand that the journey through a career is a difficult one and proving oneself early is important. The fact that students who build and showcase their skills and competencies to their employer may land a job before graduation is yet another compelling fact and significantly improves the likelihood of students completing their education and training at PML. Above all, it improves PML’s relationship with the community.
We are constantly on the lookout for industry partners that wish to give opportunities to youngsters and take them up on shadowing assignments to “observe, analyze and synthesize” the day to day of company executives. Shadowing gives them an opportunity to “walk” along with executives and get a glimpse firsthand of meetings, decision making, project management, mentoring and coaching.
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For any additional information:
Contact that Work-based Learning team at PML on email@example.com