Provided by: Macquarie University
Date Added: Aug 2012
The ultimate goal of industrialized, developed economies is to increase economic growth and to have a highly-skilled, flexible and responsive workforce in order to remain competitive in an increasingly global economic context. Therefore, there is increasing focus on exploring the various options for optimizing worker training. Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships are some examples of the applications of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) with various aims such as to enhance learner skills, provide learners with real life facilities to experience the work environment in which they have to perform in the near future and to enhance their capabilities to handle real time problems, even before they are exposed to them in the workplace.