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The Work-Learn Institute is pleased to announce it has entered into a two-year partnership with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)'s newly established Skills Consortium. The purpose of the Skills Consortium is to “evaluate programs or interventions relating to the acquisition, development and/or articulation of transferable skills.”

March is Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada National Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) month. As an opportunity to celebrate and generate awareness of co-op and other WIL programs across Canada, the Work-Learn Institute (WxL) is reflecting on the contributions co-op students have made to the Work-Learn team and WIL research.

Work-Learn Institute director Judene Pretti will be introducing the Future Ready Talent Framework at the upcoming Developing Future Ready Students learning series presented by InnovatED. The series brings together a group of educational thought leaders from across Ontario to highlight innovative approaches to teaching and learning that prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Join us for a webinar co-hosted with HRD Magazine on the future of work and your talent pipeline as we launch the University of Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute on September 17. Webinar speakers include Judene Pretti (Director, Work-Learn Institute), Norah McRae (Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education) and University of Waterloo graduates.

Our Future Ready Talent Framework (FRTF) has a new website dedicated entirely to the research-backed tool to help students, employers and educators understand the key competencies needed to navigate the future of work and learning. View the FRTF conference paper and presentation resources and visit the new website for this one-of-a-kind resource to help future-proof your organization.