Foundation and Rationale for the Inclusion of Structured Work Experiences in ASE ER Programs

This section includes a discussion of both the importance of work and a validation for maintaining a strong focus on Structured Work Experience in ASE ER programs. It explains the rationale behind the emphasis on work experience, describes its significance from a variety of perspectives and sources and also presents evidence of its impact.

It includes discussions around the importance of post-secondary education and work:

  • in society
  • to Individuals, families and the agencies serving them
  • to all levels of government

and underscores the connection between post-secondary education, work experience and work.

 

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