InPlace is a web-based solution that connects students with the workplace through easy-to-use and flexible management software. With Swinburne’s aim being to get its 50,000 students career ready, the partnership with InPlace is a perfect fit.
Technical configuration is currently underway at the University, with business deployment expected to begin shortly with the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, including the Schools of Psychology, Health Sciences and Community Care opening later this year. The deployment will encompass both the University and Vocational Education components, with potential to expand to other educational courses.
Guthrie White, CEO of QuantumIT, developer of InPlace, said:
Swinburne is an impressive University which prides itself on producing career-ready graduates, and so we’re very excited to be working with them.
“Students at Swinburne will benefit from InPlace as work placements will be more tailored, enhancing their experience of work, producing better outcomes, and making them more career-ready.
“The University itself will also benefit as InPlace optimizes resources and simplifies the work placement process, saving Swinburne precious time and money. The universities that organise their work experience, internship and graduate placement programs efficiently by matching qualified and prepared students to suitable placements will always be the first choice of employers looking for education partners.”
After partnering with InPlace Software, Andrew C. Smith, Vice-President (Engagement) of Swinburne University of Technology, said:
“At Swinburne we are focused on building the employability skills of our graduates and we know that direct industry experience provides them with these skills. Achieving growth in the opportunities we offer our students requires an enterprise wide solution that fosters collaboration and supports the administration of placement activity.”
Swinburne is ranked among the world’s top 400 research-intensive universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2014, and it is home to 50,000 students from all walks of life.
“We have chosen InPlace to provide this solution based on their broad experience in working with tertiary institutions and the usability and scalability of their program,” added Smith.