What is WIL LAB ™


The WIL LAB ™ Programme is a product and a registered trademark of The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals ® (ICITP) whose aim is providing the necessary resources and practical experience to create work-ready graduates, who meet the general standards of the industry. The program has been designed in such a way that candidates choose their area of specialization in Information Technology. The following are the areas of specialization available for students: IT Technical Support, Networking, Web Development, Software Development.

The WIL LAB ™ Programme is project based and workplace learning. What distinguishes WIL LAB ™  is the emphasis on the integrative aspects of such learning. WIL LAB ™  could thus be described as an educational approach that aligns  and workplace practices for the mutual benefit of students and workplaces.

What WIL LAB ™ is not

  • It is not a money-making opportunity for students.
  • It is not an opportunity for employers to have cheap labor. 

Aims of WIL LAB ™

  • To expose students to the real world of IT practical and the workplace while still studying
  • To assist IT students, gain specialized IT work experience in a professional work environment
  • To help students develop a range of valuable specialized skills
  • To make the transition from student to employee easier

REGISTER FOR STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Are you an Undergraduate or Graduate looking for relevant Information Technology Work Experience? Register now for student membership to gain access to our Work Integrated Learning Laboratory (WIL LAB)
Benefits of ICITP Student Membership
  • An extensive range of work integrated learning and educational resources
  • Access to WIL LAB ™ programs.
  • Substantial discounts on products and services from our partner organizations
  • Association with the highest ranked professional body in Information Technology
  • Advances your Information Technology profession
  • Show that you have done an IPD (Initial professional development)
  • Differentiates you from a normal Information Technology Student
  • Shows you are committed to your Information Technology profession
  • Being a member is part of your credentials

 

Benefits of WIL LAB ™ to students
  • They acquire skills that will render them more employable.  
  • They will be able to complete their studies.  
  • They will be able to bridge the gap between studying and working by putting into practice what they have learned at College  
  • Becoming a specialist in your chosen area of specialization in Information Technology  
  • Secure fast employment  
  • Working in a LAB setting in which to put theory into practice  
  • Developing an awareness of workplace culture and expectations  
  • Developing ‘soft’ skills such as communication, team working, email and report-writing skills, punctuality and attendance, leadership and career development;  
  • Having an opportunity to develop a practical appreciation of your chosen profession  
  • Developing practical skills to reflect upon in future studies;  
  • Developing an appreciation of the fluidity of a rapidly changing world of work;  
  • Short-term financial benefits – some students are able to earn whilst studying through skills acquired in the WIL LAB ™ Academic.  
  • Developing enhanced employment prospects and the potential of commanding higher wages on graduation  
  • Obtaining practical assistance in developing career strategies and  • Developing an awareness of business opportunities and building up a network of contacts.

 

Other Benefits
  • Provide employable students
  • Meet industry needs
  • Strengthen links with industry
  • Increase enrolment in IT qualifications

To gain the most benefit students should:

  • Be aware that academic prowess alone is insufficient for a successful career in Information Technology. You need to be practically competent.
  • Accept your role as a participant in a learning process and take responsibility for your learning whilst undertaking WIL LAB ™ 
  • Make an active contribution to the organization providing WIL
  • Aim to develop a portfolio of work experiences and
  • Be pro-active in arrangements to ensure the quality of the work experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIL Lab Cycle

Students are required to work for a minimum of 190 hours
Students are required to attend WIL LAB ™  twice a week.