We welcomed a group of VCAL students on campus yesterday, as a part of their workplace design and technology brief.
VCAL, or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. The VCAL gives practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work.
On their visit the group learned about vision loss and our services, and they walked under blindfold. They also had a talk from someone from the fundraising team, about how to raise money for Guide Dogs Victoria. This will come in handy, as they are designing obstacles for Guide Dog training for their graded assignment, and are required to fundraise to buy all the materials.
As a part of their studies, the group have also puppy raised sponsored dog, Heidi, and are currently puppy raising Kovu.
Feedback has been really positive, and the students really enjoyed the opportunity to come on site and learn more about our operations. I understand, they especially liked the chance to walk with a Guide Dog.