CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES
The Department of Co-operative Education provides services aimed at supporting quality teaching and learning at the Vaal University of Technology.
Underpinning our aims is the skills development in our nation. We do this by providing the following services for the three role players in Co-operative Education, namely the students, industry and the Vaal University of Technology.
This service is for students and companies who are already engaged in WIL, i.e. a student is employed in a complying company as a WIL student and has a contract for the duration as stipulated in the specific relevant course. Such a student must contact Mrs Carlen Dos Santos (016 950 9161). The student must pay the relevant WIL registration fee and also complete the specific registration form for his/her course. The student is required to submit with his/her registration form a letter from the company verifying that the student will undergo his/her training with the specific company. Upon submission of the form, proof of payment and letter the student will receive the necessary guidelines to enable him/her to start with the training.
Company Presentations and Interviews
With this service, employers have access to our students by way of presentations on their company profiles, necessary required skills and to give students the opportunity to sample their career options. Employers are welcome to conduct interviews on campus during and as part of the appointment process. Interesting to know here is that the employer gives instructions to us on how they would like to facilitate the process, for example, if they would like us to contact their selected student candidates to inform them of interviews and presentations. Added to this free service of mutual benefit is the provision of free refreshments in our restaurants for visiting delegates as well as a tour of our state of the art facilities.
Benefits of conducting interviews on campus:
Management and Administration
The department manages quality Co-operative Education at the Vaal University of Technology and is accountable to the adherence by all participating partners. We set the agenda for Co-operative Education in the Institution by way of policy formulation and implementation. We manage and distribute resources and facilities according to the need by students and staff. We are charged by the University to be their representative where matters of Co-operative Education, Youth Development and Empowerment are concerned. Please inform us of any related activities in this regard at the office of The Director: Co-operative Education,
Assessment of Work Integrated Learning (WIL)