Natasha Dilay new VP of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon

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Over the past two years, Natasha Dilay, Manager Career Learning and Development (CLD) has represented Royal Roads to a provincial and national audience as a Director for the Association for Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL), BC/Yukon.  As this two-year role concludes, Natasha has agreed to accept the elected position of Vice President. 

The Vice President role focuses on the association’s connection to industry, supports strategic initiatives set by the President and leads ACE-WIL's annual student awards competitions.  Through her new role, Natasha will represent Royal Roads to provincial and national industry audiences and work closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Training on upcoming work-integrated learning (WIL) initiatives.  She will contribute to the growth and understanding of WIL education both within post-secondary education and with community stakeholders and industry.

We all know that job markets and industry sectors have been seriously impacted by the current reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Ministry of Advanced Education and Training has identified student employment and WIL as foundational to the success of students in higher education and to the future stimulation of the economy.  ACE-WIL is responsive to the Ministry, and advocates for student funding, industry collaboration and institutional engagement.  ACE-WIL is also connected to the growing national and global focus on WIL.  The creative and innovative thinking that occurs as a result of these relationships will serve and support  Royal Roads students who are seeking work experiences.  Congratulations and good luck Natasha!