Trust Reg. No. IT1870/01    NPO Reg. No. 025/711/NPO

1 Why is WIL for Lecturer  important?
It is an important part of the lecturers' professional development (INSET). Its purpose is to keep lecturers up-to-date with current trends in technology, work processes, careers, developments and changes in the industry.
2 When must lecturers visit the workplaces?
As WIL for lecturers is part of INSET it can happen at any time during the academic year. It could be once-off or happen repeatedly during the year and/or annually.
3 What should lecturers be doing at the workplaces?
Lecturers are expected to learn from the workplace. They must be clear about what they want to get out of their time in industry. They must be able to find the opportunities within the workplace activities and make the necessary connections back to the curriculum.
4 What are the possible costs involved in the implementation or going to a workplace?
• Personal protective equipment
• Travel allowance for lecturers
• Health and safety insurance (maybe)
• Medical examinations (where required)
• Printing of task books
• Administrative costs e.g. telephone( new point – new line) During the strategic planning session at the college, a budget must be allocated for implementing WBE.
5 Do monitoring visits during student WBE count towards WIL for Lecturers?
Yes, if the lecturer has enhanced his/her own knowledge or understanding through visiting the plant or worksite;  interviewed the mentors or other technical personnel or observed some process while monitoring the student – any other relevant activity that led to enriching the lecturers own knowledge.
6 What is the standard duration for WIL for Lecturers?
The duration will depend on the lecturers needs, and must be relevant to the curriculum.
• 1 day – general exposure
• 2-3 days – specific practical skills/shadowing
• 2-10 days – on-the-job training
7 Who manages WIL for Lecturers at a college?
The Human Resource Development Department
8 Who should be involved in WIL for Lecturers?
The HR Manager and the Lecturers. It is based on the individual lecturer's needs it is therefore important that it is driven by the lecturers. Each lecturer must be capacitated to plan, prepare and engage in her/his own WIL.
9 What are the benefits for lecturers?
• Learn new trends in technology
• Understand work processesLearn new developments in industry
• Learn about careers in the industry
• Identify gaps in knowledge
• Improved methodology of teaching
• Linking experience to the curriculum
• Improved confidence
• Impart understanding of workplace demands and ethics
• Compare assessment required to quality and standards in the workplace.
10 What are the benefits for employers?
• Understand college curriculum and demands
• Evaluate quality of teaching and teaching at TVET colleges
• Form partnerships with colleges