Fanshawe College has partnered with Riipen to offer students work-integrated learning experiences. The platform connects students with real-world employers for micro-experiential learning opportunities, including internships and projects. Riipen, used by 19,000 employers, matches labor needs to courses, benefiting graduates' employability. The partnership has facilitated 770 student experiences at Fanshawe, and the platform has been praised for expanding opportunities and preparing students for the workforce.
“The Riipen platform has allowed the Advanced Ergonomic Studies program to reach companies and industries that we would never have even known existed,” adds Allison Stephens, professor and program coordinator, Advanced Ergonomic Studies at Fanshawe. “This has resulted in more than 50 opportunities for my students.