Podcast: Work-Integrated Learning – Insights from the VUT Student Academic Development Support

Navigating Work-Integrated Learning: Insights from the VUT Student Academic Development Support

COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW) wrapped up the year with an insightful edition of the VUT Student Academic Development Support and WIL Show on Wednesday, 29th November 2023, at 6:00 pm (SAST). This episode dove deep into the realm of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) with two esteemed WIL Faculty Coordinators.

Engaging Conversations with Experts

The show was graced by the presence of Ben Moekwa, a Lecturer and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator specializing in Biotechnology & Chemistry. Joining him was Boniwe Dunster, a Coach and Human Capital Specialist at Blue Eagle Human Capital Practice and a member of the COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club. Their combined expertise offered valuable insights into the integration of academic learning with workplace experience.

Understanding Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

The focus of the discussion was to shed light on how Work-Integrated Learning bridges the gap between academic knowledge and practical work experience. This approach is becoming increasingly important in today’s educational landscape, providing students with real-world skills and enhancing their employability.

Listen to the Podcast

Part 1: The Faculty’s Perspective

The first part of the podcast, “Faculty WIL Coordination at VUT – Part 1,” can be found here: Listen to Part 1. This segment offers an inside look at how faculties coordinate WIL programs, the challenges they face, and the innovative strategies they employ to ensure successful integration.

Part 2: The Practical Application

In the second part, “Faculty WIL Coordination at VUT – Part 2,” available here: Listen to Part 2, the discussion pivots to the practical aspects of WIL. It explores how these programs are implemented, the impact on students, and the benefits to both learners and employers.

The VUT Student Academic Development Support and WIL Show offers a comprehensive overview of Work-Integrated Learning, an essential component in modern education. These podcasts are a must-listen for students, educators, and industry professionals alike, providing a wealth of knowledge on how academic and work environments can collaborate to create a more skilled and adaptable workforce.

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