Humber College was selected to receive funding for expanding Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) across campus. The funding is provided by a partnership between the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) and Riipen.
BHER announced a collaborative partnership with Riipen, the world’s largest marketplace of WIL experiences for students. This partnership is made possible by a $2.6 million investment from the Government of Canada and in-kind support from Riipen to deliver 12,000 new Work-Integrated Learning experiences across Canada by March 2022.
Until March 2022, Humber College can use Riipen to:
- Find Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and Experiential Learning (EL) experiences that allow students to develop career-ready citizenship skills and mindsets that align with the Humber Learning Outcomes (HLOs)
- Manage industry partnerships and existing relationships with companies by using project management tools
- Incorporate real-world projects into the classroom and increase student engagement by providing meaningful exposure to companies and nonprofit organizations
- Track and manage industry partner feedback that also gets added to student portfolios
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
Placement Advisors can leverage Riipen to find placements and internships for students that align with the Humber/program/course Learning Outcomes as part of a WIL course, manage industry partnerships and existing relationships with companies by using project management tools.
Experiential Learning (EL)
Faculty can leverage Riipen to engage students in high-impact learning activities such as real-world projects and authentic assessments while introducing learners to corporate cultures and non-profit organizations.
Riipen will be offering information sessions on how to provide more work-integrated learning opportunities for their students.