The objective of the University Immersion program at Lhemi is: To generate strategies to mediate the vocational and professional exploration in decision making for the life project of our eleventh-grade students.
In this context, our school works the vocational culture as a solution for the need of our students for being provided with the information necessary for their proper insertion in the professional world in a globalized society.
Here in the school, vocational culture is lived from an early age, it is accompanied by the task of psychologists and psycho-pedagogues who lead the students towards the development of their abilities, talents, and fulfillment of dreams.
Orientation is understood as the process of continuous help that is given to students, so that they have a better knowledge of themselves, in order to enhance the individual and social development of their abilities and the possibilities in the environment in which they are placed.
According to the provisions of Article 18 of the School Assessment System, the eleventh-grade students may participate in university agreements at the end of the first semester, subject to compliance with the following requirements:
The following stages are addressed in the vocational and professional orientation exercise:
Exploration and recognition of professional opportunities.
During this first moment, a process of accompaniment to the students is initiated by the Department of Psycho-orientation and the Academic Coordination in which activities are carried out aimed to the exhaustive review of professional options according to the different students’ profiles. The proposed activities for this stage are:
A. Discovery and preparation:
B. Exploration and approach to the University environment:
C. Diagnostic University immersion.
During this stage, the students carry out the process of induction and immersion in the different universities. They assume in the same way, the academic responsibilities and guidelines of the two institutions (university and school) and it starts a composed formative modality. In this context, the students assume the subjects agreed by the university and the academic seminars assigned by the school. In some universities the Immersion Agreement is total and, in some others, it is only partial. If the students successfully approve the semester and/or the courses taken, and they stay at the assigned universities, the taken credits will be approved and valid for the first semester of the selected major.
Those who have had the experience of university immersion have given the best references and the vast majority continues studying in the program selected by the student and assigned by the school. Some students have verified that the career choice was correct or have had the opportunity to reevaluate the decision. It has been helpful to avoid changing the selected career or university after graduation.