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WACE launches Global Challenge program with Practera

WACE has partnered with edtech startup Practera to launch a Global Challenge student-industry project program.

The program will activate a global network of Universities and diverse students to help organisations of all kinds to advance initiatives aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Through Practera’s platform, global student teams will undertake online projects to help Business, Government & Community organisations identify practical ‘Shared Value’ initiatives to create social, environmental & economic value.

This partnership builds on the success of the WACE Global Student Collaborative Projects’ (WGSCP) pilot in 2020 which connected students from 9 WACE Institutional members from 8 countries in a transnational project experience.

Two programs are currently planned for 2021 – one commencing in June 2021 and another commencing in November 2021.

Each program will run for 5 weeks and include:

  • cultural intelligence training and induction
  • a 3-week virtual project where multidisciplinary teams of students work collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real organisation
  • a reflection and presentation component.

More information about the program timelines, fees and commitment will be available shortly. Information sessions for institutions will be held across several time zones and are planned for April 20th 2021.

Complete the form to register your institution’s interest in attending the information sessions. The program is to open to WACE members and non-members (dependent on availability).