Communication between mentors and VET institutions

Communication elements and transactions The word “communication” is derived from Latin (communicare) in the sense of communicating, consulting, discussing. Through communication we exchange knowledge, information in experience, communicate, persuade, disseminate or control people who are different in one way or another. It is about processing information about mutual communication. The communication process is a process of an exchange of information, (in-formare= something put into shape, design that can give shape to something, clarification, etc.) the Communication refers to a process of transmitting information for the purpose of mutual communication. Communication process is a continuous and dynamic inter-action between sender and a receiver, and it is affected by many variables.   Elements of communication There are seven elements of communication process. They are as follows: Sender The sender is a person who intends to convey a message with the intention of passing information and ideas to another person. Ideas, Information This is the centrepiece of communication or the subject matter of the communication. This may be a thought, opinion, belief, view, feeling, orders, suggestion or advice. Encoding To convey a message which is rather theoretical and intangible, the message should be conveyed in the form of symbols (words, pictures, actions, and … Read more


Nowadays one of the biggest challenges the employers face is finding the qualified staff that possess the needed skills and knowledge to take on the difficult challenges of their job. As the labour market gets more and more competitive it gets harder to stand out to an employer between the hundreds of candidates applying for the same position with the same level of experience. This is where the portfolio plays an important role in the selection prose as it acts as the first impression the employer gets on the candidate as well as it is the first step in reviewing process to determine whether the candidate have demonstrated the necessary level of experience and knowledge. The portfolio is a formal way for the student to present their abilities, achievements and work experience to a prospective employer. Some of the key benefits of a portfolio are the ability to enable students to discover, document, and develop their skills, reinforce the integration of academic skills, reflect on work and goal setting, establish and strengthen their integrity and so on. A portfolio should consist of different documents that provide insight into the achievements of a student/apprentice during a practice/apprenticeship. These documents are: Learner’s … Read more