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.
Project Dates: July 1, 2020 — July 31, 2021
Survey Administrators (UBC Planning and Institutional Research Office): Camilo Peña, Lisvet Parra Montas, Stephanie McKeown Steering Committee: Andrea Giles, Andrea Sator, Muriel Klemetski, Stephanie McKeown, Ron Bowles Communications: Carmen Wright
19 post-secondary institutions in BC participated in a 10-month project with 3 engagements: a survey in September 2020, focus groups and interviews in March 2021, and a final survey in May 2021.
The results of the WIL Employer/Community Partner Survey provide insight on WIL employer and community partners future needs in light of the impact of the pandemic.
Resources developed through this project include: Key findings slide deck, the full report, key findings as two-page summaries with charts for WIL, government and employers, and content for social media and newsletter promotions. Post-secondary institution specific reports are also available by request to the project contact.