Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Niagara College

Niagara College’s Work Integrated Learning is a collection of 30+ modules that build career exploration, job search, and workforce readiness skills.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Networking, Interviewing, Presenting, Numeracy, Critical Thinking, Information Management, Teamwork, Navigating Conflict, Professional Communication

Instructional units

  • Seven units containing 30+ online modules with video lessons
  • Printable and downloadable activities
  • All videos are closed-caption–enabled and include printable transcripts
  • Modules address topics such as Seeking and Evaluating Job Opportunities, Writing a Resume, Writing a Cover Letter, Interviewing Strategies, Intercultural Communication, Project Management, etc.
  • Modules are designed to be one hour in length, but can be split into smaller components

Facilitation guidance

  • Facilitator guide for each module includes an overview of activities, objectives, and estimated instructional time
  • Accessibility tips, files, formats and resources included with each module, including a SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) package so the modules can be integrated into any learning management system

Key Takeaways

  • Each module is designed as a standalone resource that can be accessed and used independently. Modules may also be packaged together to create an online course, substantial units of a course, or as supplements to an existing job skill readiness course.
  • The content is geared towards college students with intermediate to advanced English listening and reading skills. Advanced English language learners could benefit from closed captioning and written transcripts for all video lessons.
  • Compatible with all assistive devices and includes alternative text.
  • Easily integrated into workforce development programs.

The WIL Open Module Initiative is the result of a collaboration between Niagara College, Georgian College, Algonquin College, and Lambton College, and is funded by the province of Ontario, Canada. These modules are grounded in The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO) A Practical Guide for Work Integrated Learning and represent more than 35 hours of content that can be used by faculty, career-services staff, and employers to support student learning in applied and work-integrated settings. The modules are licensed under the Creative Commons (CC BY NC 4.0).


Critical & Creative Thinking

Navigating & Using Information


Teamwork & Collaboration

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