Cooperative Education is an opportunity for students to earn credits based on classroom learning and work experience, acquiring employability skills, and increasing their knowledge of career opportunities.
It is an integral part of the Specialist High Skills Major Programs (SHSM) and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).
Students may choose two, three or four credit co-op program. The four credit co-op program is scheduled all day for either semester and is highly recommended only for grade 12 students.
Learning in the cooperative education program is associated with a school-related subject either to be taken concurrently or with a previously completed course. For example, a co-op program in a restaurant relates to a foods course while a co-op placement in an auto industry relates to a transportation course.
Students MUST COMPLETE a co-op application form and select co-op on their course selection sheet.
Students must demonstrate a willingness to learn, be socially mature, attend class regularly, be punctual, and be an independent learner.