The ACCE – 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 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.
Each institution has one co-operative education delegate to represent them at the ACCE – 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 – 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.
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 folder).For more info, contact the ACCE Chair »
The ACCE – 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.
Recently, the ACCE – 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.For more info, contact the ACCE Chair »