Niagara Falls, May 7, 2019 – Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) Canada was named as Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) 2019 Outstanding Partner in recognition of its important contribution to training the workforce of tomorrow.
CEWIL Canada is the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada and its mission, in partnership with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers and government, is to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and graduates through quality work-integrated learning.
Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from close to 100 post-secondary institutions across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources that promote the highest quality of post-secondary work-integrated learning programs.
“Work-integrated learning is a key component of nearly all college and institute programs, and we are incredibly grateful for CEWIL Canada’s continued support and national leadership in this area”, said CICan President and CEO, Denise Amyot. “The resources they produce and the linkages they help create have allowed countless students to benefit from invaluable learning experiences that meet the highest standards and prepare them to hit the ground running when starting their career.”
“CEWIL Canada is honoured to be awarded CICAN’s Outstanding Partner award”, added CEWIL Canada President, Kristine Dawson. “Our organizations have a mutual interest and shared values in supporting sustainable, quality work-integrated learning opportunities for students in Canada and we are pleased to be able to partner and collaborate to achieve these outcomes.”
About CEWIL Canada:
Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), is the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada. Their mission is to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and graduates through quality work-integrated learning. CEWIL Canada partners with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers, government, and students to champion work-integrated learning (WIL).
About Colleges and Institutes Canada:
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.
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