The WACE National Associations Committee was formerly organized and approved by the WACE Executive Committee
following the 2017 World Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The membership of the Associations Committee is made up of two representatives from duly recognized national CWIE associations who are invited by WACE to participate in the Associations Committee. The Associations Committee objectives must align with the goals and objectives of WACE. As approved by the WACE Executive Committee, one representative from the WACE Global National CWIE Associations Committee shall serve on the WACE Executive Committee.
 
The initial goals of the Associations Committee are:
 
  1. Mentor and support emerging national associations globally
  2. Provide a mechanism for communication between the WACE Executive Committee and National Associations
  3. Provide advice on emerging national trends to inform WACE planning and decisions making
  4. Enhance and encourage global collaboration between nations around CWIE
  5. Develop mechanisms to develop and share WIL resources globally
  6. Undertake advocacy for CWIE collaboratively
  7. Leverage national association links to industry to progress WACE agendas globally
  8. Instigate and undertake key collaborative projects around CWIE
  9. Enhance capability building in CWIE through collaboration
 
The current membership of the Associations Committee consists of the following national associations from these countries or regions:
 
AUSTRALIAN COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION NETWORK   ACEN Australia
     
ASSOCIATION FOR SANDWICH EDUCATION & TRAINING   ASET United Kingdom
     
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION   CAFCE Canada
     
NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION FOR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION   NZACE New Zealand
     
SOUTHERN AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION   SASCE Southern Africa
     
THAI ASSOCIATION FOR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION   TACE Thailand
     
THE VILĂ„R NETWORK   VILAR Sweden
 
For more information about the WACE National Associations Committee please contact:
Judie Kay at judie.kay@rmit.edu.au
 
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