Projects

Improving Access to Co-op/WIL among Students with Disabilities
Identifying and working to remove barriers to students with accessibility needs that have self-selected not to participate in Co-op at Okanagan College, as well as supporting students already participating was the underpinning focus of this project. Read More »
Employer Toolkit for Hiring Students from International Pathways
Students from International Pathways bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. This project includes a curated package of resources to help you discover how to access this untapped talent pool to fill work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in your organization. Read More »
BC WIL Employer/Community Partner Survey
The BC WIL Employer and Community Partner survey collected data from WIL partners at 19 post-secondary institutions in BC between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, to better understand the labour market’s ability to engage WIL students during the pandemic and post-pandemic. The survey provides insight on WIL employer/community partner’s experiences, interests and needs. Read More »

Resource Packs

Employer Webinar Series 2020-2021
In October and November 2020 and January 2021, ACE-WIL hosted a series of webinars to help BC workplaces get up-and-running with a WIL student. Recordings from two of these sessions are available for viewing and feature stories from employers who have engaged WIL students, how they’ve benefited from student talent and how they’ve accessed funding. Read More »
Tipsheets for employers and workplaces
Handy tipsheets for employers and workplaces who are working with work-integrated learning (WIL) students. Learn more about WIL and the benefits of working with students, tips for recruiting remotely and managing students remotely, and more. Read More »
COVID-19 Resources for Employers
In response to the pandemic, ACE-WIL collaborated with post-secondary institutions across BC and the Yukon to help workplaces navigate the recruitment, onboarding, placement, management and evaluation of work-integrated learning students, and to advise on funding and wage subsidies in order for workplaces to achieve their goals and provide opportunities for students. Read More »

Resources

Mitacs' Accelerate and Business Strategy Internship Programs — Info Session
Have a business strategy or research project in mind? Mitacs’ funding can help! These resources are from the free info session that Talent MATCH hosted with Mitacs on September 22, 2021. Mitacs’ Business Strategy Internship (BSI) connects students from academic institutions with businesses and nonprofits to support innovation. With the… Read More »
Program Baselines
The program baselines are the analysis of WIL types using the Quality WIL Preparatory Curriculum Conceptual Framework to provide details about preparatory curriculum including: primary purpose, stakeholder, institutional context, duration, institutional integration, format, requirements, and educators. WIL Practitioners can use the baselines to understand the diversity of offerings for WIL… Read More »
Student Work Placement Program — Info Session
This is an info session featuring two SWPP delivery partners: Cheryl Serpanchy, the Regional Coordinator at ICTC WIL Digital and Peter Greenall, a Senior Programs Manager at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce which administers the Talent Opportunities Program. They review student positions their programs can fund, employer and student eligibility… Read More »