Projects

Indigenous WIL Resource Hub
Through funding provided by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and in partnership with the BC WIL Council and six post-secondary institutions around British Columbia, the University of Victoria led this provincial initiative to develop resources to support Indigenous student access, retention, and success in WIL programs. Read More »
Toolkit and Training Plan Template to Support Co-op Supervisors in Trades
With the majority of trades co-op employers being small businesses, this accessible toolkit and training plan template provides best practices for successful outcomes for both students and employers. Read More »
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 »

Resource Packs

Simplified Recruitment Guides
Developed as part of the Talent MATCH program, these simplified recruitment guide outline basic details of industry- and job-relevant post-secondary school programs that have a work-integrated learning component. Talent MATCH is a partnership between ACE-WIL, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BC Museums Association, and go2HR. Read More »
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 »

Resources

Finding Housing: The Student Housing Search for Work Placements
Students who seek a work placement outside of their current city or town must consider what housing options will be available to them. This resource is to help students navigate the housing search and includes a summary of resources, housing search engines, and tips to support your search, as well… Read More »
Offboarding: The What Why and How of Ending a Student Work Placement
Bringing an employee on board is important. You recruit, interview, hire, and train someone to do the work and be part of your team. But when their contract is up… do they just leave? If that’s what’s happening at your organization, you’re missing out on an opportunity—and putting your business… Read More »
Information for Employers: Key Tips to Hire Post-Secondary Students in BC
As the Talent MATCH & Talent 4 Non-Profits programs wrap up, this info sheet directs employers to useful resources as well as steps on how to hire students from post-secondary schools across BC. It’s a good starting place for employers who may not have hired students before. (Updated October 2022)… Read More »