Are colleges, universities and employers doing enough to educate work-ready graduates?

Work-integrated learning brings benefits, but they depend on field of study and individual characteristics


This grant supported an applied research project to advance policy and practice on improving transitions to employment for youth and young adults. The report discusses current policies that encourage work-integrated learning in relation to the observed results, and provides practical advice about government policies to facilitate easier transitions from education to the labour market. It provides universities/colleges, their potential co-op partners, and policy leaders with evidence-based, expert-reviewed and actionable policy recommendations.

Grant Outputs

Work-Ready Graduates: The Role of Co-op Programs in Labour Market Success –

This link contains a commentary that investigated whether work-integrated learning (specifically co-op programs) results in higher incomes or other benefits after graduation.

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