Join us for a free workshop on incorporating work integrated learning approaches into your existing programs and courses. We will discuss ways to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and look at the small steps we can take to introduce pedagogical approaches supported by best practices and current literature.
Work integrated learning (WIL) helps learners successfully bridge the school-to-work transition. Selkirk College has established WIL as a strategic priority, but how do we make this a reality in our programs?
The focus will be on small-scale WIL approaches that compliment classroom or lab-based learning. Participants should come with an outline for a course they’d like to incorporate WIL approaches into.
- Wednesday, May 26 from 10 - 12 p.m. PDT (**note: this date/time changed)
- Online (This webinar will be offered via Zoom - link provided upon registration)
- Register by contacting Lauren Rethoret at email@example.com
We will cover topics like:
- What is (and isn’t) WIL?
- What are some specific ways we can incorporate WIL without redesigning a program?
- How can we build relationships with community partners?
- How can we support students to succeed in their WIL experience?
- What resources are out there to help us make WIL happen?
Funding WIL Learning Opportunities
For the second hour, there will be a session hosted by Jennie Nilsson, Regional Associate Director of Western Canada at CEWIL. In this part, Jennie will inform us about funding opportunities for those who wish to expand WIL in their disciplines.
This is a follow-up event and part of Work Integrated Learning Fest.
What is Work Integrated Learning?
Work-integrated learning is experiential education that formally and intentionally integrates a student’s academic studies within a workplace or practice setting to learn employability skills, personal agency and promote life-long learning.
WIL can be: Applied Research Projects, Apprenticeship, Co-operative Education, Field Placement, Entrepreneurship, Internships, Professional Practicum/Clinical Placement, Work Experience and Service Learning.
For more information, contact Tyler Ballam at firstname.lastname@example.org.