August 17, 2017
Dear New Student,
The new worker of the future has been forged! Are you ready? Do you know what that worker looks like? Are you prepared? Are you ready to become such a worker? Your future survival depends on it!
Preparation for your Internship Program starts when you commence your studies at the SJPP. Within each division on campus, we have some of the most talented tradesmen and women this island has to offer. So be sure to follow the rules, their guidance and instructions, so that you hone the skills and competencies you are aspiring to attain. Be sure to make good use of your time on campus on a daily basis, as time evades us all so very quickly. Rich or poor, we all get the same 24 hours, the difference is how we each chose to use those 24 hours.
Many of our corporate partners use their involvement with the Internship Program to recruit new hires for their organizations. Thus, you cannot afford to wait until your program comes to an end to start thinking about what is expected or required of you as you are ushered onto the job market. Fear not, the Internship Survival Kit has been prepared to help you prepare yourself alongside your program of study.
What does it involve?
First, you are required to complete an online self-directed course in our Trident Learning virtual campus. While this course is complimentary, it is also compulsory for your internship. You will have between September to January to complete the course. You can study at your own pace any time of day or night from a number of devices (tablet, smart-phone, laptop, desktop or any other device with internet connectivity) while you are on- or- off campus, 24/7. In reality, the course takes a maximum of six (6) hours to complete. If you have any questions on any aspect of the course, there is a section in the course page where you can ask questions. You will get a reply to your question (s) in few days.
Second, you are required to research and write a Workforce Ready Mini Essay which is due by March 30. The details of this essay are outlined in your online Internship Survival Kit.
Third, you are required to read and sign the Internship Commitment Letter by March 30, which binds you to good internship practices. This is mandatory for processing your internship. The details of this letter are in your online Internship Survival Kit as well as on the intern’s website.
Fourth, you are required to attend and participate in Internship Orientation Workshops as directed by the Liaison Office.
Fifth, you are required to maintain a digital internship journal or portfolio while you are on your internship. The details for creating the journal/portfolio are outlined in your online Internship Survival Kit.
Sixth, you are required to complete the internship project along with the completion and submission of your internship evaluation form. The details of the project and the form-submission are outlined in your online Internship Survival Kit.
While these next steps are not compulsory as in the case of the above, they offer added value to your professional development.
1. Upon graduation, you may if you so choose, register yourself in our job placement data-bank for employment.
2. Upon building your successful career, you may, if you so choose and I urge that you do, register yourself in our SJPP Alumni database. This Alumni database was created solely for the purpose of advancing the cause of the institution and professional networking between alumni to the benefit of present and future students.
Your internship employer will submit to us, a graded evaluation on your internship performance which we will share with you. The details of this feedback are outlined in your online Internship Survival Kit.
It is anticipated that if all of the above along with an excellent attendance, great attitude, above average grade performance are achieved and sustained, you will be well geared towards becoming workforce ready and a worker of the future.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me in the Implementation Office room A04 if you have any queries or concerns. Students, I wish you all a most productive and successful school year.
Industrial Liaison Officer