Work-Integrated Learning: Employers

Community organizations and businesses are critical partners in our goals to provide a high-quality education while contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the region through work-integrated learning (WIL).

WIL Benefits

  • Manage short-term workflow pressures.

  • Pre-screen new hires.

  • Give back to the community or your profession.

  • Access personnel with knowledge of new or innovative techniques.

Engage Student Talent

Hire a co-op student

Co-op Education integrates academic study with periods of related work experience. Get access to a student with the latest education. Co-op positions are paid, full-time and a minimum of 420 hours.

Co-op Education

Become a research partner

Selkirk Innovates links students and faculty with community and industry partners to find collaborative solutions to business and social challenges. Most projects provide internship opportunities that allow students to participate in developing actionable insights for business or non-profit.

Selkirk Innovates

Host a practicum or field placement

Practicums provide an unpaid opportunity to work under the supervision of a registered or licensed professional (preceptor) and are a mandatory requirement for professional certification.

Field placements are also unpaid but do not require supervision from a licensed professional.

Many programs offer practicum or field placement opportunities, including: ​

Sponsor an apprentice

The School of Industry & Trades Training and School of Hospitality & Tourism offer technical training to support apprenticeships in careers like carpenter, electrician and professional cook.

An apprentice has completed foundational training in their field and advances their learning through a paid position that is supervised by a certified journeyperson.

Host a work term

Some programs in the School of Hospitality & Tourism include mandatory work terms between first and second year.

The work term gives students an opportunity to apply and enhance their academic knowledge while employed with hospitality and tourism employers. 

Contact the Hospitality & Tourism placement coordinator to learn more. ​

Collaborate on a student’s community-based project

Many programs include capstones, theses or independent projects where students undertake field work, research or planning on a topic of their choice.

Students and organizations benefit when these projects tackle real world subjects or challenges brought forth by community partners.

Some of the programs that include this option are: ​

Have a project idea? Contact Selkirk College’s work-integrated learning coordinator. ​