Host a Practicum Student

Host a Practicum Student

Having our students work in business situations is one of the most important things that we can do to further their training. It provides students with an invaluable opportunity to interact with professionals and clients in their chosen industry.

Work placements are unpaid positions of 8-10 weeks, with up to 20 hours per week spent under supervision at an employer’s facility. The Program Coordinator will provide guidance and a liaison for employers.

Practicum terms start early in May and September of each year. If you are interested in becoming a project host or to find out more about these student placements, please contact the Program Coordinator.

What Employers can expect from students

Before entering their work placement, students receive 16 months of full-time instruction from experienced industry professionals on the theory, principles, and practices required to perform skilled tasks within an organization.

Work-placement students will help their industry hosts to improve operational effectiveness by applying a mix of business and supply-chain skills in areas of operations such as total quality management, supply chain management, freight forwarding, customs, warehouse operations, business systems analysis, and production and inventory control.

Students can add value in many different areas

The aim of the work placement term is to prepare students to pursue employment in positions in the SCM industry that may include:

  • Freight and shipping/receiving dispatch
  • Import/Export
  • Logistics, Materials Management and production
  • Purchasing
  • Warehouse management
  • Inventory Planner
  • Customs 

Employers guide the learning process

Our industry partners play a key role in the students’ training and professional progress. Their guidance and supervision will help to bridge the gap between theory and practice. These are some basic expectations for Employers:

  • To be responsible for providing a teaching/working environment for the students
  • To provide an on-site supervisor with the background to help the students function and meet the objectives of the internship
  • To observe student performance, provide the student with regular ongoing feedback.

We invite companies in the Metro Vancouver area to join us in the education of the next generation of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Managers in the industry. Their success is your success.

Learn More.

Contact the Program Coordinator here, or fill out the form below:

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