Announcements, COVID-19, Employer resources, Member resources
As post-pandemic recovery continues, BC organizations plan to ramp up post-secondary student hiring
News Release

As organizations across BC pivot to the post-pandemic reality, workplaces with a history of hiring work-integrated learning (WIL) students say they expect to return to typical hiring levels, and in some industry sectors, WIL hirings are expected to surpass historical norms.

According to a…

Announcements, Employer resources, Member resources
Surveys reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery has impacted hiring of BC post-secondary students
News Release

According to results from surveys conducted in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, as BC navigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and community partners who typically hire students through work-integrated learning (WIL) programs initially scaled back on student hiring but expect to be at 98% of their…

Announcements, Award Winners
2020 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

Lindsay is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) on the ACE-WIL board and in programming and training. Lindsay has advocated for WIL practitioners to become certified in emotional intelligence (EI), resulting in 76 individuals in 20 BC institutions in obtaining the EQ-i certification. Research indicates emotional intelligence is…

Announcements, Award Winners
2020 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

PCL’s student program is well-established across Canada and has an objective of developing high-potential students with the promise of becoming major contributors to the organization. Students are treated as salaried employees and are provided with challenging experiences and exposure. In 2020, PCL hired over 440 students across Canada into many…

ACE-WIL BC Symposium - May 2021

Sharing Innovation in WIL

Experience the learnings and shared impacts of the 66 Work-Integrated Learning initiatives spearheaded by public post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. Projects range from capacity building with students, employer recruitment and engagement strategies, WIL program development and resources to support equity, diversity and inclusion, to name a…

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021 Annual General Meeting on May 20th from 12-1pm. We will elect new board members and executives to the ACE-WIL Board, congratulate our Industry Partner award winner, and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. Join us in reflecting on the work of…

Announcements, COVID-19, Success Stories
Read the student stories from IMPACT 2020

The results are in! Congratulations to the five student winners and three honourable mentions of IMPACT 2020: WIL Student Story Showcase! Keep reading to see why these student stories stood out as messages of impact and innovation despite the challenges presented by COVID-19!

Announcements, COVID-19
IMPACT 2020 Voting & Submission Results

Join us in celebrating student achievement throughout March by voting on your top 5 IMPACT 2020 WIL student stories. Voting opens on March 8th and closes at 11:59 pm on March 31st.

We received 70 total submissions! Thank you to all our members who helped spread…

Call for Nominations to the ACE-WIL Board 2021-2023

Thinking you might like to be more involved in ACE-WIL, or looking for opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from across the province while developing your leadership skills? We have 3 new executive positions to fill this year, as well as 3 Director-At-Large positions. If you’d like to learn more, please…

Announcements, Member resources
New Regional Hub for Employers on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are working together to boost work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students and support employer access to the workforce of the future.

An Employer Facing Resource

Launched in October 2020, the Vancouver Island Work Integrated Learning (VIWIL) hub is a website…

Announcements, COVID-19, Funding, Member resources
Work-Integrated Learning Projects Making Progress Across BC

Significant progress is being made on the 66 projects funded under the BC Government Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Initiative. Project coordinators across the BC Post Secondary Institutions (PSIs) are busy working hard to adapt to the realities of COVID-19 and complete projects that will have positive impacts on employers, WIL practitioners,…

New Federal Labour Standards for Work-Integrated Learning

According to a release issued by Employment and Social Development Canada, “Young people need opportunities to develop their skills and gain the practical, hands-on experience they need to find good-quality jobs. The Government of Canada wants to make sure that they are protected while they get…