ACCE-WIL

The Accountability Council for Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (ACCE-WIL) – BC is an independent council of the Association for Co-operative Education (BC/Yukon). The Council is comprised of one member from each public, post-secondary co-operative education and work integrated learning institution in BC/Yukon as appointed by the President of the institution. The Council is accountable to key co-operative education and work integrated learning stakeholders (such as students, employers, government, and educational institutions).

What is the ACCE-WIL's role?

The ACCE-WIL-BC exists to provide and encourage the adoption of consistent program guidelines and standards for quality Co-operative Education in BC, to gather and disseminate relevant data, and to work as a collective voice to discuss accountability and institutional issues related to co-operative education.

The ACCE-WIL Mandate »

How does the ACCE-WIL represent Co-operative Education in BC and beyond?

The ACCE-WIL council members were also instrumental in working with the provincial government to develop the Co-op Tech grant, improve co-operative Education’s profile on WorkBC website, and made recommendations for the receiving of $1.3 million provided to BC Co-op Institutions within BC. Also ACCE liaison with a number of organizations, associations and other government departments at the provincial, national and international level to further the cause of co-operative education and work-integrated learning.

Who is part of the ACCE-WIL?

Each institution has one co-operative education delegate to represent them at the ACCE-WIL-BC. This representative is usually a Co-op Director. Other members include the current President of ACE and a representative from the provincial ministry responsible for post-secondary education and skills training.Each institution has one co-operative education delegate to represent them at the ACCE-WIL-BC. This representative is usually a Co-op Director. Other members include the current President of ACE and a representative from the provincial ministry responsible for post-secondary education and skills training.

Where can I find out more information about ACCE-WIL?

ACE members can access other information such as the Advocacy Process, Definitions & Guidelines, Mandate, and Operational Plan by going to the Members Portal (log in, click on View Member Documents, view the ACCE-WIL folder).

For more info, contact the ACCE-WIL Chair (nmcrae@uvic.ca) »

What does the ACCE-WIL do for ACE Members?

The ACCE-WIL-BC meets at least semi-annually to discuss issues and initiatives related to its purpose and role. Each institution is represented and contributes to these discussions. Also there are a number of sub-committees working on a variety of issues throughout the year.

Process for ACCE-WIL Advocacy »

What is the Comparative Matrix of Work-Integrated Education and Learning?

Recently, the ACCE-WIL-BC worked on a comprehensive matrix of work-integrated education and learning. The objective of this matrix is to develop clarity, common understanding and shared language around these forms of work-integrated experiences across institutions in BC.

Download a copy of the ACCE-WIL Matrix »