Enhancing industry engagement with work-integrated learning: capacity building for industry partners

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Author: Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leonie; Kay, Judie


Work-integrated learning (WIL) enables the embedding of relevant real-world learning into curriculum resulting in students that are better prepared to enter the workforce and meet demands of employers seeking work-ready graduates. Research confirms students who undertake WIL as part of their degree consistently achieve better employment outcomes. Industry's role in WIL is critical and, therefore, engagement with industry partners is essential to determine what is required to support their engagement and contribution to WIL. This Office of Learning and Teaching funded research project,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Industry

Keywords: Work integrated learning; Employability; Education industry relationship; Graduates; Partnership in education and training; Capacity building

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Hamilton, New Zealand: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016

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Journal volume: 17

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 363-375

ISSN: 1175-2882

Special Issue: 'Defining and advancing cooperative and work-integrated education'. Papers developed from presentations at the WACE 2nd International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Victoria, Canada, 2016.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.450

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