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.