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Friday, 27 January 2017

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EMPOWERMENT: The Directorate of Community Engagement and Work-Integrated Learning plays a pivotal role in ensuring that CPUT graduates are ready for the workplace EMPOWERMENT: The Directorate of Community Engagement and Work-Integrated Learning plays a pivotal role in ensuring that CPUT graduates are ready for the workplace

CPUT offers a wide range of opportunities for students to ready themselves for the world of work as well as contribute towards uplifting communities.

Service-Learning

Service-Learning (SL) is a course-based, credit-bearing experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and furthers their understanding of the course content.

  •          CPUT’s SL Unit coordinates SL projects and assist academics to integrate community service into mainstream academic programmes and research.
  •          The unit develops s and nurtures mutually beneficial partnerships between communities, higher education institutions and the service sector.
  •          SL has a triad partnership model that consists of staff and students, community partners and service providers (government departments and agencies) and the projects aim to benefit all the affected parties.

Work Integrated Learning  

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) presents students with the opportunity to integrate their academic theoretical knowledge with real-life work situations. WIL entails the following:

  •          Students are placed in a workplace as interns for up to 12 months, depending on the requirements of the discipline.
  •         During the WIL period interns are required to record their progress in logbooks that are signed by their supervisors or mentors, as well as submit regular assignments and projects to the co-operative educators.
Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za