Dr. John A. Curry Employer Award for Professional Achievement
in Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education
Dr. John A. Curry is President Emeritus of both Northeastern University in Boston, MA and WACE. He served WACE with distinction and has been a major force in its advancement. In recognition of his outstanding leadership of WACE and his lifetime advocacy on behalf of work integrated learning, in July of 1996, the WACE Board named our highest award for a cooperative education employer in his honor. This prestigious award is to be presented at the biennial World Conference on Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education to an individual in recognition of high achievement and continuing commitment to the enhancement of international cooperative education.

CRITERIA: Significant contribution to international cooperative & work-integrated education will be given priority in the selection of the recipient for this award. Ideally, the recipient will have:

  • been innovative in implementing the hiring of international cooperative & work-integrated education students;
  • employed international work based education students for at least two years;
  • implemented a training plan that assists students in adapting to the work setting and country; and
  • been active in promoting the concept of work integrated education in his/her country.

Please note that we will award an individual – not an entire company. The award includes an engraved plaque, one free registration to the World Conference, and two years of free membership for his/her organization in WACE. The recipient is responsible for travel and other expenses incurred to attend the World Conference.

For more information on this Award and its past recipients, please click here: http://www.waceinc.org/curry.html