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Target audienceDigital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisationDigital skills
Digital skill levelBasic
Geographic Scope - CountryMalta
Industry - Field of Education and TrainingInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of initiative
Type of Funding
OrganizationeSkills Malta Foundation
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Suggested time from 9am to 1pm.
Welcome by HR and students meet Mentor
Overview of the week’s programme
Overview of the company’s Products, Clients, departments/sections, etc.
Presentation of the Organisational structure, communication channels, and teamwork.
Feedback session between Mentor and Students
Start rotation across company departments, for ex: shadowing a receptionist to appreciate the various skills associated with customer care, proceed to sales, etc. (n.b. company to determine the time to be spent by students within each section).
Another example: Shadowing a Developer possibly attending a meeting with a client to emphasize the need of good listening and understanding client needs and how client’s needs are communicated to the rest of the team. Explaining the process of what developing software entails.
Simulation. The students are given instructions and possible suggested ideas for which they need to make a plan for. The work plan will be discussed during the feedback session
Shadowing a secretary to appreciate the need for clerical duties and ‘being organised’. Students can assist in some office work.
Shadowing another technical aspect, forex, program testing (if applicable). What the procedures are when used to test a faulty program.
Simulation. The students are given a sequence similar to that of the program which is faulty. The students need to offer solutions to this logic puzzle. Reasoning will be discussed during the feedback session.
Shadowing Accounts, Purchasing, Stores, Servicing/Maintenance and other departments. Students to learn about the other processes behind the end product/delivery of service.
The importance of soft skills such as good communication, leadership, etc. to be communicated to students.
Concepts of performance and quality also to be communicated to students
Students will be asked to research the industry and the firm’s website. They are to prepare a presentation being on ppt (about 7 slides) or chart format about their experience. What they have learned about the firm and the industry in general.