Online help to 'find a student'.NCWE NCWE National Council for Workforce Education ) has launched a free online information and recruitment initiative to help North East businesses find work placement students.
Currently covering several areas including Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland, Sunderland and Teesside, Find Me A Student! is available on work-experience.
org It aims to help businesses to find local as well as regional information and contact details for university placement services, job shops and independent placement organisations with student initiatives.
Heather Collier, director for the NCWE, said: "The downturn has seen business interest in establishing student placement schemes soar SOAR - 1. State, Operator And Result. A general problem-solving production system architecture, intended as a model of human intelligence. Developed by A. Newell in the early 1980s. SOAR was originally implemented in Lisp and OPS5 and is currently implemented in Common Lisp. .
"We've responded with an easy-to-use online resource to give companies who don't have existing relationships with higher education institutions or other placement organisations a starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the for finding students or graduates for their work experience opportunity.
"Many HR professionals working in smaller companies in particular have expressed an interest in implementing a work placement scheme but felt that a lack of information has prevented them from gaining access to students with the desired skill set.
They simply don't know where to start.
"Expense was also identified as a difficulty that prevented companies from incorporating a work experience programme. As well as providing details of organisations that can help businesses find a student in their local area, Find Me A Student! contains information on placement organisations that may be able to subsidise Verb 1. subsidise - secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
2. or even pay for a smaller company to take on a placement student."