"Bridging the gap between the school system and the world of work" is one of the main objectives of the internship offered by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) for the sixth consecutive year. This is the 15th edition of the HRDC work placement organized with the support of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources.
"This internship also aims to expose students to the realities of the working world, strengthen theoretical training with practical experience of working students aware of career opportunities that exist in the various sectors of the economy, and enable employers to identify potential recruits for their business, "said Pritam Singh Mattan, Manager-Corporate at HRDC during a workshop Monday in Ebony.
He added that this training will establish a network of formal communication between schools and employers. "This will also enable teachers to make the necessary contacts with employers and update itself with the new employment trends and the latest technologies."
According to Pritam Singh Mattan, the placement of each student was selected based on his field of study and place of residence. "Some students of the science, for example, were placed in a financial institution. This is to promote an exchange of ideas and clarify their professional future. Those who are on the job market for the first time learn to manage resources, teamwork, organize and manage information and work with a variety of technologies. They can also learn about the work ethic and professional values and practices. They can even develop their communication skills and listening, "he argued.
For the holidays, four groups of 625 students will be placed in 30 companies, public and private. The sectors are finance, accounting, IT and hospitality among others. Students benefit from insurance coverage and at the end of the fortnight, they will receive a certificate of participation. Students, like their mentors (teachers and employer) must complete an evaluation form.
In January 2013, this concept will be introduced in Rodrigues. Note that since its launch in August 2007, some 4,125 students have received training in 250 organizations and institutions.
Henna Ramphul, 17, a student at Belle Rose SSS in the science stream, "I wanted to have a taste of what the working world has to offer. I hope that this investment in the municipality of Quatre-Bornes allow me to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills required in the employment environment. "
Sharven Palaniandy, 16 years old and a student at Port Louis North SSS in the accounting industry: "This course gives me the opportunity to gain experience of the working world and get an idea of life. Learning and skills I will develop the Mauritius Post will help me clarify my future career. "