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Welcome to WACE

Advancing cooperative and work-integrated education

WACE is the only international professional organization dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative & work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions.

Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (CWIE) is a term created by WACE to acknowledge and embrace all forms of experiential learning utilized by industry and educational institutions to prepare the next generation of global professionals. CWIE is an encompassing term that includes: cooperative education, internships, semester in industry, international co-op exchanges, study abroad, research, clinical rotations, service learning and community service.

Global Partners

Merrimack College

Drexel University

Western Digital

Full Institutional Members

University of Waterloo

University of Victoria

Simon Fraser University

Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Central University of Technology

University of Central Asia

Namibia Unoversity of Science and Technology

University of Canberra

University of Limerick

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

University of Exeter

Oregon Institute of Technology

Nagaoka University of Technology

University of British Columbia

Singapore Institute of Technology

Memorial University of Newfoundland

University West

University of Rochester

Nova Scotia Community College

German Jordanian University

National Associations

Aust Collaborative Education Network

ASET

Thai Association fo Cooperative Education

South African Society for Cooperative Education