HEQCO – Hunting for Good WIL: Put quality before quantity | it’s not academic

HEQCO’s Harvey Weingarten makes a critical point about Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Experiential Education (EE): let’s not fall back into the trap of bean-counting and ticking off boxes, let’s focus rather on why we are doing this and what we hope to achieve. Oh, and let’s measure to see if we have actually achieved… Read More

Skills crisis: New system to train artisans | Features | financialmail

Good to see the College Industry Partnership Initiative, which I started with Marianne Scott at the National Business Initiative a decade ago, gaining traction in the ongoing effort to enhance the relevance and quality of skills development in South Africa, and improve employment opportunities for young people. via Skills crisis: New system to train artisans… Read More

Group wants workplace stints for all postsecondary students – The Globe and Mail

Watch this space: a potentially interesting initiative by Business Higher Education Round Table brings business, college and university leaders together in a quest to provide workplace experience for all postsecondary students in Canada. Is this a good idea? In principle, probably. Will it be be easy? You kidding? Is it worth a try? You betcha.… Read More

Integrated work practice key to raising employability – University World News

Useful survey of university co-op and work-integrated learning in various countries highlights different models and approaches. High marks given to Canadian universities and the Canadian co-op model, with Waterloo University singled out as a leader in this area.   via Integrated work practice key to raising employability – University World News