This project’s objective was to develop a framework consisting of domains, subdomains, and indicators to assess the impacts of work-integrated learning experiences on host organizations and the local BC economy. Five main domains were identified: 1) talent development, 2) productivity, 3) innovation capacities, 4) diversity & equity, and 5) community development & economic impacts. Each of these domains contain a series of subdomains and indicators. The framework and its indicators were tested via a survey tool to assess measurability, relevance, and comprehensibility piloted with seven BC post-secondary institutions. The presentation will look at the framework development process and its pilot testing.

Camilo Peña, Julie Walchli, Stephanie McKeown (The University of British Columbia)