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GRANDSHAKE: VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE


25 February 2022

I recently surveyed students from Years 10 – 12 and over a third identified that they would like to complete work experience to help them learn more about the career that they think they would like to do one day. However, finding a work placement is difficult as many businesses do not offer placements for students, or these opportunities are only for students who attend a tertiary institution like a university or TAFE.

So how about doing a virtual work placement instead? Not only are students in the comfort of their own home, but they can complete it when they have some spare time during the week, on weekends and during their school holidays!  Or perhaps instead they could start collecting micro credentials that are offered within a variety of micro programs from Grandshake. These micro credentials are well regarded by potential employers and look impressive on resumes when students apply for a part-time job.

Grandshake is Woodcroft College’s latest partnership arrangement that offers students from all ages opportunities for virtual work experience, including access to industry mentors, guidance, and opportunities to prepare students for the future workplace. Students gain industry-recognised proof of their virtual work experience and skills via their digital badge platform on successful completion.

By clicking on the ‘explore’ button which is located on the front page of the website, students can browse Grandshake’s catalogue of virtual work experiences and upskilling microprograms, so they can enrol in the one that’s right for them.

An example of the virtual work experience opportunities include:

  • Digital Engineering
  • Civil Construction cadet
  • Communication and Sustainability cadet
  • Drone Pilot
  • Electrical technician
  • Junior Digital Engineer

Also, don’t forget to investigate and bookmark our very own Woodcroft College Careers website. which is located at www.woodcroftcollegecareers.com.au . This is another useful resource specifically dedicated for our students and parents within the Woodcroft College community to use. It’s a ‘one stop shop’ for everything you need regarding Career Planning, job seeking and where to go to get extra help. Students need to register and its FREE to register.

Please feel free to reach out and make an appointment to see me to by emailing me  hanak_a@woodcroft.sa.edu.au

Mrs Anthea Hanak
Careers Advisor

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