VIU, NIC partner on WIL opportunities for students

October 28, 2020
Vancouver Island University and North Island College have partnered to create Vancouver Island Work-Integrated Learning, a hub that will improve work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students. VIU and NIC will work together to increase employer engagement in WIL, and will collaborate with Mitacs and the RBC Foundation to focus on not-for-profit, rural, or remote learning opportunities. “Active participation in work-integrated learning has never been so important for the future of our workforce and our economic recovery,” said Anita Budisa-Bonneau, NIC’s coordinator of work-integrated education. “Work-integrated learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships give students relevant work experience in their field, which helps them make a successful leap from their studies into the workplace.” VIU (BC)