A few people said something in this video that I think holds very true: volunteer work that is compulsory is by definition not volunteering since it is obligatory. That is not what the word “volunteer” means. That being said, at my university in America there are programs through the Uni that will give students a roughly £2500 stipend to work for a non-profit organization over the summer break. This is because the school fears that students will not want to work for these good causes without more of an incentive, namely a monetary incentive. Students tend to be in need of money, so this stipend makes working for a non-profit more attractive, as most of these organizations do not offer pay checks. What many of the people in the video are implying is that a program like this from my Uni would take away the essence of what volunteer work should be about.
AB - AbstractThe focus of this paper is to present a case study where the incorporation of practice-based subjects, with work placement as core, has been implemented within undergraduate Business programs. The majority of Business programs in Australian universities encourage students to undertake work placement and internships as part of their course of study but few, if any, have these subjects as compulsory parts of the curriculum. Business employers have long recommended work placements to ensure graduates that are work ready (B-HERT 2002, Andrews & Higson 2008) and Mason et al. (2003) found structured work experience during a degree program had a highly positive influence on employability. It is unclear why formal workplace learning is not typically part of Business programs. Bines and Watson (1992) identified three models of workplace learning or practice education: the apprenticeship, the technocratic and the post-technocratic. Preliminary research shows that Business programs in Australia appear to be 'stuck' in the apprenticeship or technocratic models. This paper explores the development of three work placement subjects, which situate the student's learning and socialisation in their practice communities, as core subjects within the Business curricula at Charles Sturt University from 2012. The aim was to design subjects which largely reflect the post-technocratic ideals of developing through practice and reflection on practice. The filters and hurdles are identified as well as acknowledging the facilitators in getting these subjects to this stage of a curriculum renewal.
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The operational plan of the WEE program combines an on-the-job component with related classroom instruction designed to maximize the value of on-the-job experiences. Students' success in WEE programs depends on the quality of classroom instruction, effective collaboration between employers and the WEE coordinators, and the degree of involvement by the students and their parents or legal guardians.
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If an individual is above compulsory school age but has stayed on in full or part-time education, they are entitled to the NMW unless they are undertaking a work placement as a required part of their studies Participants in Government Employment Programmes
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of student staying on here after their studies. Now most students leave the Netherlands after their studies. We badly need foreign talent. So what would help? Excellent international degree programmes and a visa extension to look for work. And the key factor for staying on after the course: a basic command of Dutch. Make it a bit less optional than it is now. Is that too much to ask? The Netherlands invests in every student. Put them off? Nonsense. It’s simply win-win.’
University of Salford Students' Union
Students doing work experience as a required part of a UK-based further or higher education course are workers who are exempt from the minimum wage, as long as the total time of their placement does not exceed 1 year.