WHAT IS WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING?
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an umbrella term describing the process of learning where students incorporate what they have learned academically into an experience working with an industry partner. Explore below to learn more about the types of WIL and find out what works for your business.
How can my business work with students?
Businesses and organizations can work with post-secondary students through work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in a variety of low or no-cost ways. Please see the resources below for more information.
We recommend connecting with post-secondary school representatives as early as possible. Post-secondary schools tend to recruit employers and industry partners approximately a semester in advance. Reaching out early will give your business greater flexibility and better access to the opportunities that run each semester.
For example, if a business would like to work with a student during the Winter semester (January to April), reaching out during the Fall Semester (September-December) would be a great idea.
* BHER – Business + Higher Education Roundtable
* CEWIL – Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada