WIL innovationOctober 9, 2017

The contemporary and emerging environment facing Australian and global enterprises is characterised by the arrival of disruptive technologies and global economic transformation with innovation as an economic driver. In this rapidly changing landscape graduates need to be highly adaptable, resilient and prepared to gain and create their own employment opportunities over their careers. Research shows that work integrated learning (WIL) can have a positive impact on enhancing student work readiness (Smith et al, 2014) and demand is rapidly increasing for innovative models of WIL that align with the contemporary work environment and meet student needs by preparing them for this changing world of work.

This interactive webinar will:

  • showcase innovative WIL models such as micro internships, WIL in incubators and other emerging approaches to WIL that overcome constraints to engagement particularly for SMEs and respond to the changing nature of work.
  • explore emerging features for these innovative models
  • enable you to consider how these emerging models might be adapted in your context

This webinar is supported by the ATN research project, ‘Expanding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) possibilities: enhancing student employability through innovative WIL models’ which is a collaborative project between RMIT, QUT and Curtin universities in partnership with the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is funded through the Australian Technology Network Grant Scheme for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2017.

Presenters

Project Overview

Judie Kay – Project Lead, Assistant Director Careers and Employability RMIT and Anne Younger – Manager Education and Training Australian Industry Group

Snapshot presenters

Ingrid Larkin, Associate Director – Work Integrated Learning (WIL), QUT Business School

Ingrid will be sharing models of WIL reflecting innovation and consulting practice, for undergraduate and postgraduate business students

Jane Andrew, Senior Lecturer and founding Studio Director of match studio, University of South Australia

Jane will be sharing on a dynamic research and learning space where interdisciplinary teams of students, teaching academics and researchers engage, think, learn, and co-create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Jane Matthews, Associate Professor in Construction Management, Curtin University

Jane will be sharing her experience of establishing a multi-disciplinary WIL unit where students work on industry supplied projects or problems, mentored by a team of industry partners, in a collaborative learning environment.