Tags: December 2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2
It’s been both an exciting time of re-building partnerships impacted by COVID-19, and a challenging time to find ways for students and partners to adjust to our anticipated new “normal” for January. The WIL Centre has been actively listening and adjusting to partners’ preferred student engagement methods, meanwhile helping students prepare fully for their applications. As always, there are a range of methods: some prefer students to apply through the Career Connect platform, others request Field Placement Coordinators pre-screen applicants, while others allow for open applications.
A new challenge in the Fall semester was helping students navigate the new COVID-19 vaccination requirements across the province. Prior to the pandemic, many community partners required proof of immunization for rubella, hepatitis, tuberculosis through Humber’s Immunization Clearance Card. The introduction of COVID-19 Vaccination policies requires that students provide proof of vaccination in order to continue. Health and safety continues to be a key priority as many partners work with vulnerable populations.