iDeals has been designed to provide learners, whom are undertaking vocational education and training (VET), with a business setting they can see, connect with, and actively participate in.
The intended purpose of VET is to make sure students exit their course in a state of being work-ready. Or, in other words, able to start a job in their chosen field, and perform the role competently, from the onset.
Logic tells us that work-ready training requires the student to learn in the workplace. Unfortunately though, for some people, workplace training isn’t easily accessible. To overcome this hurdle and, as to ensure they adhere to the principles of access and equity, training organisations often use of simulated workplace environments.
Although simulated workplaces are designed to replicate a real workplace, the reality is, many simply don’t. This, of course, does little to optimise our students’ educational outcomes.
As far as we’re concerned, ‘It’s simply iDeal to have simulation align with real’.