Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education signatories to improve WIL opportunities

August 27, 2019

Over 50 institutional presidents, education association executives, and high-ranking government officials from around the world have signed the Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education. The first-of-its-kind charter calls on organizations to respond to three calls to action: Create a significant number of new opportunities for students to obtain meaningful, international, work-integrated experiences; develop and deliver educational offerings specifically designed to enhance student intercultural fluency and resilience with focus on equity, diversity and inclusion; and facilitate conversations between higher education and business to determine what constitutes ‘global work readiness.’ “Canada has played a leadership role in co-op and work-integrated learning for over 45 years,” stated CEWIL Canada President Kristine Dawson, “and I was pleased to sign this global charter today as a symbol of Canada’s ongoing commitment to this critical talent pipeline tool.” CEWIL (International)