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Projects

Talent MATCH & Talent 4 Non-Profits
Talent MATCH generated awareness amongst museums, arts, tourism, culture, and hospitality (MATCH) organizations about hiring students by offering resources and info sessions to educate employers on funding, connecting with schools, and attracting students. Resources were also developed for students in addition to 1-on-1 sessions with a Career Coach. Read More »
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 »

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

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) WILWorks Student Work Placement Program
As a preferred partner with the Government of Canada, EMC delivers the Student Work Placement Program subsidy to Canada’s manufacturing industry through their WILWorks Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). The WILWorks SWPP supports hiring student talent through internships, co-op placements, practicums or applied research projects, in either direct or indirect… Read More »
The Indigenous Work-Integrated Learning Resource Hub: A Needs-Based Approach to Addressing Barriers and Opportunities for Indigenous Students
A journal article published in the Special Issue in the International Journal of Work-integrated Learning (IJWIL) to cultivate knowledge and practice of Indigenous WIL in 2022. The Indigenous Co-op/Work-integrated Learning (WIL) Resource Hub (IRH) was developed to support Indigenous student access, retention, and success in WIL programs and placements. Resources… Read More »
2023 ACE-WIL INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD - NOMINATION FORM
RECOGNIZING INDUSTRY COMMITMENT New for 2023! Two awards recognizing those ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to either co-operative education or other forms of work integrated learning, through the support and hiring of Co-op/WIL students and/or have shown a high level of overall support of our association… Read More »