What is Launch it, School to Work?
NZMAC ITO matches a learner with a marine or composites employer and typically, selected students will be employed on a part-time basis (usually 1 or 2 days per week – or as agreed by the school and employer) for all or part of the school year. Students will work towards earning industry unit standard credits at Level 2 or 3 that will be awarded towards NCEA. Students will attend school for the remaining days per week. NZMAC ITO will develop a learning plan for each student and will assess and report credits gained in the workplace. For more detailed information on our Launch it, School to Work programme download this guide
Benefits of Launch it, School to Work Training
- Schools are able to offer a wide range of opportunities to their students and are assisted by the NZMAC ITO Transition Advisor to produce a learning plan for each student.
- By offering a wider range of opportunities and sharing the learning and assessment, retention and engagement of students is higher.
- Students are able to complete NCEA Level 2 or Level 3, using marine or composites industry unit standards, and those credits can also be credited towards a nationally recognised Level 4 industry qualification.
- Students gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to enter full-time employment or an apprenticeship at the end of the school year.
- Students gain practical skills in a workplace environment while completing NCEA qualifications.
- Through industry participation, students have a greater awareness of opportunities within the marine and composites industries.
- The skills are in demand, valued and transferable to other industries.
How we provide support to Launch it, School to Work participants
- Coordinating and managing the Launch it, School to Work programme on behalf of, and in conjunction with the school and employers.
- Providing a support service to students and employers with regular site visits.
- Providing assessment services to students.
- Reporting credits for unit standards to NZQA
- Registering training agreements.
- NZMAC ITO Training Advisor acts as advisor, mentor and coordinator for trainees.
- NZMAC ITO Training Advisor negotiates a customised on-going training plan to assist students in achieving goals and objectives.
Assessment is evidenced by the students’ capability to complete the tasks required. This may be recorded by means of a workplace diary, observations and conversations with a supervisor/employer and evidence of students’ continued ability to demonstrate the skills on an ongoing basis.
Who does what?
- Facilitate student attendance at the employer’s workplace on the agreed dates and times.
- Report unexplained student absence from school to the NZMAC ITO Transition Advisor.
- Notify the NZMAC ITO Transition Advisor if the student is considering withdrawing from Launch it, School to Work so that all reasonable steps can be taken to assist the student and employer.
- Coordinate and manage school to work on behalf of and in conjunction with the school and employers.
- Provide a support service to students and employers with regular site visits ( this may include mentoring and discussing issues with employers relating to students).
- Provide assessment services to students.
- Report credits for Unit Standards to NZQA in a timely manner.
- Register the training agreement.
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