Why Project Placed?
In recent times the education system has been improved by the introduction of vocational placements, matchmaking students and industry to undertake projects that contribute to a student's qualification. Yet the emphasis of Higher Education remains disproportionately theoretical, resulting in streams of graduates without the experience to apply this theory in the real world. In addition, academic institutes lack resources and rely on manual processes, resulting in an inefficient system that wastes time, has no centralised data structure, limits the opportunities for companies and students to get involved, and ultimately restricts the potential of vocational education.
Project Placed is a centralised software platform and service that allows 100’s of Universities to efficiently connect to, and manage, the placement of students across 1,000’s of small and large companies to complete vocational projects that count towards their academic grade. Students will then begin to build a Placed Score that incorporates both their academic grades and vocational experience, and which is validated by universities and employers. This will help transform the static diploma into a richer, updateable, more connected record of a person’s skills, expertise, and experience.