At a multi-campus institution with centralized services it can be difficult to reach the entirety of a college region and all of its campuses, and employers. Through this project regional coordinators were hired to facilitate the expansion of services to students, community and employers, increasing awareness of Co-op and WIL.

Project Information

Institution(s): Okanagan College
Status: Complete
Project Dates: August 1, 2020 — June 30, 2021
Project Contact:
Alison Beaumont
250-762-5445 ext 4538 250-864 5438
Project Contributors:
Jessica Landau and Gulshanpreet Brar
Access to WIL for Students and Employers in Rural Regions
Okanagan College has centralized co-op services based at the largest campus in Kelowna. While the department serves the entire Okanagan College region there were not consistent staff available in each region. This project saw how having dedicated staff at each campus and connecting with rurally based students, employers and college staff influenced increased visibility, interactions and opportunities for WIL to occur. The project was just 9 months in length but created a measurable impact on student and employer engagement which is still being maintained after the project concluded. Find out... Read More »