New group calls for universal workplace learning opportunities for PSE students

June 3, 2016

Every postsecondary student in Canada should participate in some form of workplace learning before graduation, says a group of business, university, and college leaders. Simona Chiose of the Globe and Mail reports that this group, named the Business-Higher Education Roundtable, plans to unveil an initial plan “to work toward the goal of ensuring that 100 per cent of students participate in work-integrated learning,” which would include arts and humanities students alongside those from engineering or computer science. “This [roundtable] is a majority of the country, it’s the largest employers, it’s the largest educators,” said Tom Jenkins, one of three roundtable co-chairs. “If we can act in a concerted way, the scale is quite profound.” Globe and Mail | BHER