Innovating the delivery of careers advisory by linking students to real business problems which they can complete virtually.
HOW VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE WORKS
1. STUDENTS CHOOSE A BRIEF
2. STUDENTS ARE THEN RECOMMENDED COMPLEMENTARY SKILLS WORKSHOPS
3. Students work on their chosen brief and skill development
Some work on it at school
Some work on it at home
Some work on it individually
Some work on it in groups
Some work on it as a single day project
Some run it across a week
Some run it across a whole term or year
Some complete it prior to going face-to-face to increase work readiness and engagement
Some complete it following face-to-face placement
Some only complete virtual work experience as access to fae to face is not possible
4. Students upload their work to the portal
within 1-3 weeks (or sooner if you notify us of the date you need)...
5. Students receive personal feedback on their submission and a certificate.
Bianca New - Toorak College
“When students say, 'I'm interested in business, but I'm also interested in design and social work’, I'll recommend they step away and complete the aligned virtual work experience activities. They might do all of them and then the conversation is, ‘which one was more fun to you? What was more interesting?’”
Alexi Kayes - Loreto Normanhurst
“The resource gives a really honest insight into the industry. It's not only giving students a glimpse at the ‘dream’ job they see in movies; the tasks are realistic, and it allows students to really understand what the job entails day to day. I love that you guys do that.”
Zach Healey - Northcote High School
“We mapped the virtual work experience modules to our curriculum. We run a ‘connect program ’at school, and students will complete two work experience modules per term. We have about 10 ‘connect lessons’ at each year level - per term; and two of those lessons for our year 10s are focused on completing virtual work experience.”
Jenny - NSW Government School
“I consider this ‘meaningful work experience’ – students aren’t just picking an industry based on placement availability. I still encourage my students to do physical work experience, but they are also required to select a virtual task to complement it. I find that they learn different things in the physical placement to the virtual module. It’s not just getting coffee and learning communication skills, it’s actual project output.”
96% of students said that they “learnt something new about the industry they were considering”.
“I didn’t know that marine biology was actually really maths based. I really enjoyed the task and would still consider going into ecology, but I definitely had misconceptions about the industry. It was also good to do this in year 10 as I was not considering any sciences in year 12, and I feel that this task is similar to biology.”
“I didn’t know that UX design was creative. I actually didn’t even know what it was before the task. I think that it something I would consider after school now though.”
It is important to teach students transferable skills for the future of work.
We know that non routine, strategic based jobs are the fastest growing.
$3.50 PER STUDENT
Unlimited number of work experience modules
Feedback and a certificate for each submission
Workbook to fill out during the week.
Reflection sheet at the end of the week.
plus an optional extra
online & IN-PERSON WORKSHOPs
from $250 (online) and $1500 (face-to-face)
tailored to your specific program needs.