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Visual Merchandising—Virtual WIL

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Visual Merchandising—Virtual WIL

Tim McCarthy and Justin Compton
December 2015

The Visual Merchandising Virtual WIL (VMVW) pattern creates a virtual communication point for the three parties—students, industry and teachers—involved in the VM industry placement program (also known as the mentor program). It will establish an online environment that allows all three parties to interact easily across multiple platforms. The focus will be on three critical stages in the mentor placement process: the preparation of applications and research, the placement, and self-reflection at the conclusion of the mentor placement. The Virtual WIL project is an opportunity to review, refresh and rethink our approach to the delivery of industry placement activities and to add virtual dimensions to the learning experience.