Co-op is unlike any other course you will take in High School!
Co-op allows you to:
Gain practical skills that provides students with valuable hands-on experience that other students may not have
Build connections with Co-op mentors that can open doors for your future
Test a career in any of the four pathways (University, College, Apprenticeship & Workplace)
Earn two elective or group credits in a placement of your choice
How does Co-op work?
Students select Co-operative Education in their grade 11 or 12 year at course selection time
In the first few weeks of the program, students are prepared for their placement practicum as they are educated on topics such as safety, workers rights and employment law
Students are taught how to network & market themselves to potential Co-op employers of their choice
Students set their own goals for learning and draw connections to curriculum
Courses taken in high school
Students attend placement two periods a day working toward achieving their goals and are assessed by the teacher on their ability to progress toward those goals along with their success at placement
What type of Co-op experience/placement can I have?
The short answer is... Anything you choose! Provided the placement is: Safe; Supportive & Provides educational value, students can have that experience. Our students have gained practical skills across all career pathways, including Manufacturing, Art, Engineering, Automotive, Research, Music, Business, Production, Service, & Emergency Services.
Some benefits of Co-op
Many Co-op employers offer employment after a successful Co-op term or life-long mentorship if students desire that can help them pursue future employment or education
The practical experience of Co-op is valued by employers and some educational institutions
Experience outside of the school connects your learning to what is "actually happening" in the "real-world" and what trends are in future demand
What are you waiting for?
Drop by Student Services to book an appointment with Mr. Kokerus to chat about what Co-op opportunities are waiting for you or your student!