Engaging with Employers

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

Cultivating Student Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Museums, Arts, and Culture: A Webinar
Talent MATCH for Students hosted leadership consultant and BC Arts Council appointee, Jules André-Brown, for a discussion about leadership and entrepreneurship for students pursuing careers in museums, arts and culture. He presented an overview of his graduate research examining young peoples’ involvement with arts organizations, stressing the importance of flexibility… Read More »
Final Report: Talent MATCH, Talent MATCH for Students, Talent 4 Non-Profits
A summary report on the Talent MATCH, Talent MATCH for Students, and Talent 4 Non-Profits Program covering its activities, resources, promotions, and successes as well as its learnings and recommendations for changes to WIL programs across BC. Topics: ACE-WIL Governance, Community Partnerships, Engaging with ACE-WIL Members, Engaging with Employers, Engaging… Read More »
Business Programs: A Simplified Recruitment Guide
Are you looking to hire a student to support your business related needs? The following guide lists post-secondary institutions with programs that include work-integrated learning (WIL) focused on business administration, accounting, human resources, and marketing from a business perspective. The WIL in these programs can include co-ops, practicums, or a… Read More »