CEE facts and figures

CEE making an impact in 2022

At Waterloo, Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) is responsible for preparing students for the future of work and lifelong learning through global leadership in co-operative and career education and experiential and work-integrated learning (WIL). Our mission to equip and empower learners includes advancing research and delivering quality programming to strengthen Waterloo’s sustainable and diverse communities.

Demonstrate global leadership  |  Advance research for global impact  |  Future proof students  |  Future proof employers  |  Future proof ourselves

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Demonstrate global leadership

CEE is committed to mobilizing our unique resources, knowledge and leadership within our associations and collaborations with government and industry, to grow and strengthen a robust global experiential learning ecosystem.

This includes a focus on developing a deeper 
understanding of diversity, accessibility, sustainability and intercultural effectiveness within ourselves and our stakeholders.

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Advance research for global impact

The Work-Learn Institute (WxL) is the only research unit of its kind investigating the development of talent through quality work-integrated learning (WIL) programs.

Through engagement with the entire WIL community, WxL provides research-informed training, consulting and thought leadership for the enhancement of WIL globally.

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Future-proof students

We equip and empower all students to navigate the ever-changing world of work and build a meaningful future.

Through advancement efforts, industry partnerships and continuing evolution of our programming we support students in connecting imagination with impact.

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Future-proof employers

CEE works with employers to create rich, quality learning experiences. By engaging with our extensive employer network to share research findings and best talent management practices, we help empower employers to build resilient and innovative organizations.

Insights from the Work-Learn Institute’s (WxL) research guides employers on implementing a quality WIL program to build a talent strategy and add value. We provide employers with consultations, customized insights and training programs to improve workforce recruitment, onboarding, upskilling and retention.

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Future-proof ourselves

With the aim of fostering a culture of engagement, transparency and continuous improvement, we are implementing new onboarding and development processes. These include:

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