SCETA's Dual Education Program launched in May of 2015 with its first class of 30 students. A second class of 30 students will commence in May 2016.
The Dual Education Program is an enhanced skills training and career-start program which offers a range of compelling benefits to engineering/engineering technology students:
Students attend an enhanced co-op program at Siemens Canada during their final two years of university/college, during established academic co-op terms
They are hired by Siemens Canada and paid a full-time salary and benefits throughout their enrollment with SCETA
Siemens pays their tuition while they are enrolled with SCETA for up to a maximum of two years prior to their graduation from university or college
Upon graduation, select students are offered full-time positions at Siemens Canada
SCETA students graduate within two years from starting at SCETA, with full attendance of two 4-month sessions at the Academy.
Learning methodologies include classroom, e-learning, Siemens systems and product training, mentorship rotations across Siemens business units as well additional hands-on experience in various areas of applications.
There are five schools in Ontario and Alberta participating in SCETA's Dual Education Program. Future plans will see the Dual Education Program expand nationally.
In the Dual Education program, the partner schools and Siemens Canada work closely together to provide students with a comprehensive and holistic education. Theory and practice periods alternate, and are delivered in a coordinated and complementary fashion.
Students receive valuable educational and career development opportunities:
They learn about the most advanced innovations in engineering technology, develop professional skills, and expand their professional network
They have their educational qualifications enhanced through experience working with the leading-edge experts and technology of Siemens, one of the world's foremost engineering and technology companies
They graduate with professional and workplace skills to kick-start a successful career in the industry, giving them an advantage over their non-SCETA colleagues
Typical theory periods, which emphasize overall competence and decision-making skills, include:
Job-specific specialist technical knowledge
Generalist business knowledge
Interpersonal/social and 'soft' skills
A thematic approach to subjects taught every day for a period of time (i.e. in blocks) or one day per week for an extended period of time
Practical periods, which emphasize real-life experience in a true work environment, include:
Career-oriented practical specialist and methodology knowledge
"Real" work in the company's projects and day-to-day operations
Personalized support from the instructor and/or mentor
Business rotation in Siemens Canada's Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Projects/Field Services or Innovation and Design areas
A Variety of Career OptionsPossible career paths the SCETA student can follow within Siemens Canada include:
Engineering and Technology
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