Future-proven research from the leaders in work-integrated education
The Work-Learn Institute (WxL) is the only research unit of its kind researching the development of talent through quality work-integrated learning (WIL) programs.
WxL establishes quality standards for meaningful, high-quality co-operative education and work-integrated learning programs.
Waterloo has the largest co-operative education program of its kind in the world, giving WxL access to the largest dataset of student and employer data to study the future of work.
WxL is an incubator for WIL innovation testing new models and ideas to continue to evolve the practice of co-op and work-integrated learning to meet the changing demands of the labour market.
What does Gen Z prioritize in the workplace? To enhance understanding of the future workforce, Work-Learn Institute surveyed 2,097 Waterloo co-op students in 2022 to learn what values and work arrangements are most important to them. Findings of this study will help educators better support them in career planning and help employers attract and retain emerging Gen Z talent. From this report you’ll learn:
- How organizations can best support Gen Z by creating conducive work conditions.
- The universal human values Gen Z prioritizes.
- What to advertise in your job description to attract and retain top Gen Z talent.
In this issue, we explore how you can help to increase the career relevancy of a work term experience and foster supportive social networks, creating work experiences that are mutually beneficial for your student workers, employees, and organization!
During his time at Waterloo, James (Jim) Downey was instrumental to the University’s world-renowned co-operative education program as the founding director of the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative education (WatCACE).
Welcome to the second year of the Work-Learn Institutes Insight newsletter. In this issue, we explore what a lifelong learner is and why its critical to have them in your organization.