Welcome to WIL

Work Integrated Learning

Medicine Hat College is building on existing work-integrated learning success by adopting a more holistic lens with the goal of providing more support for current WIL and creating new nontraditional work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences for our students.

MHC has adopted the Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) definition of work-integrated learning, which focuses on a mutually beneficial relationship for all partners:

Work-integrated learning is a form of curricular experiential education that formally integrates a student’s academic studies with quality experiences within a workplace or practice setting. WIL experiences include an engaged partnership of at least: an academic institution, a host organization, and a student. WIL can occur at the course or program level and includes the development of student learning objectives and outcomes related to: employability, agency, knowledge and skill mobility and life-long learning.

WIL experiences are offered at the course and program level and through non-curricular student groups and student support services. By aligning to the college’s 2020-2030 strategic plan – and the Alberta 2030 initiative – MHC will support current activities and create opportunities to develop new and creative WIL experiences for our students.


LEARN MORE ABOUT TYPES OF WIL


WIL Partners

Work-integrated learning requires three partners to function:

  1. Students
  2. Educators
  3. Employer/Community Partner

Learn more about each partner through the links below:

STUDENTS

EDUCATORS

PARTNERS

Connect

Want to learn more about work integrated learning? Connect with us.

Internal MHC Inquiries
Andrea Aarden
aaarden@mhc.ab.ca

403.529.3999

External/Community Inquiries
Jenna Williams
jwilliams@mhc.ab.ca