ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CONFERENCE | UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO, HAMILTON
Who We Are
Our membership consists of staff from institutions around New Zealand who facilitate student work experience in business, research institutes and industry as part of students’ educational programmes.
We initiate, support and publish research in cooperative education and provide guidelines for institutions seeking to establish cooperative education programmes. We have links with overseas cooperative education institutions for research and student exchanges.
Every year we host an annual conference for cooperative education practitioners to present research and new programmes.
The WACE World Conference, August 2019, was kindly hosted by the University of Cincinatti which is the 1906 birthplace of Co-op and what we now recognise as WIL. Professor Schneider is considered by many as the father of co-op. He was well ahead of his time and had...
The Global Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education (CWIE) Charter formalizes a commitment by world leaders in cooperative and work-integrated education to unite globally to provide access for all post-secondary students to workplace-based experiences that will...
Keynote Speaker for NZACE Conference 2020 Announced Please join us as we welcome Associate Professor Denise Jackson of Edith Cowan University, Western Australia as the keynote speaker for this year's conference. We are excited to have her joining us at Waikato...
Work Integrated Learning
- Skilled, motivated temporary staff
- Projects completed cheaply
- Easy recruitment
- Reduced training costs
- Access to tertiary institution personnel and facilities
- Enhanced corporate profile
- Involvement with tertiary institution programs
- Real life learning experiences
- Enhanced career prospects
- Develop personal and interpersonal skills
- Combine work with study
- Motivated students
- Learning supplemented by work place experiences
- Enhance community profile
- Improve industry links