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(1) Types of Attachments

 
Work Experience (or work attachment) is a structured experience in which studentss familiarize themselves with a variety of actual work situations through attachment to a workplace where they learn about the world of work through direct participation and observation.

 

Work Shadowing involves a student keeping in step with a worker, observing the various tasks performed in his/her job, and learning about his/her role. The worker thus acts as a "guide" to the student. The relationship between the pupil and the work guide is the key to Work Shadowing.

Work Shadowing unlike work experience can provide pupils with an opportunity to be exposed to a wider range of occupations. In Work Shadowing, pupils can shadow highly skilled occupations, including professional and managerial occupations, for which work experience is difficult or impossible.

 

Remember, work experience is NOT about embellishing your T3A or your resume.  It's about useful learning that will help you in future decision-making and increasing your self-awareness.

 

 

Work Experience

Work-Shadowing

Part-time Employment

 

Objectives

To increase pupil's awareness of self, of career options, and working life.

To allow pupils to explore a career area.

To earn money

 

Pupil's roles

Pupils perform tasks that require little specialist knowledge or skill.

Pupils keep instep with a worker, observing the various tasks performed in his/ her job and learning about his/ her role.

Pupils perform work tasks/ duties to level of satisfaction of employer.

 

Focus

 

Work Tasks

Work Roles and Work Tasks.

Work Tasks and Salary

 

Range of Occupations

Limited to tasks requiring little specialist knowledge/ skills.

Possible to shadow highly skilled occupations, including professional and managerial occupations.

Usually one job.

 

Pupil's learning

 

Conscious, planned and directed

Conscious planned and directed.

Unconscious, unplanned and voluntary.

 

Duration

 

Between 1 to 3 weeks

Between 1 to 5 days

Flexible

Pay/ Allowance

Incidental

Incidental

Primary goal

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