Marshall Islands High School:
On March 3rd, MIHS hosted their annual Practicum Orientation at MIR Poolside. 'Exploring future careers in life- the best way for life long survival" is the theme for this year's practicum. Associate Commissioner of Secondary and Career Education Junior Paul shares that he was also a part of the Practicum program and saw it was extremely beneficial. Along with providing work experience, the program supports student educational and career goals. After the opening ceremony, teachers speak with participants about the rules and regulations, expected student behavior, and goals for their students. Last week, 100 of the best students completed their first week of work at their job sites.
Laura High School:
Similar to Marshall Islands High School practicum students, the practicum students of Laura High School completed their first week of work last week. On March 9th, Laura High School hosted a recognition and pinning ceremony for thirty-two students. Their theme is “The Joy of Service Leads to Success.” During this practicum, eighteen students under the Health Academy will be at the Ministry of Health. The objective of the Practicum is to expose students to every department in the hospital and to observe how procedures are being done. The Practicum will guide them on what medical field are they going to pursue after finishing their nursing course. While fourteen of the students will be at Laura School. The Teacher Academy Practicum is designed to give students opportunity to work in the Elementary school classroom setting to complete the course requirement. The main goals for the Teacher Academy practicum is to provide opportunities to observe professional in education, work with teachers and students, and make career decisions, enable students to see practical educational experiences, offer variety of strategies, materials, and equipment for future uses, and to experience learning and teaching activities. The practicum enables students to develop knowledge of work places, create work experience, and demonstrates the importance of human relations.