Cooperative Education is career exploration and gives students the opportunity for hands-on experience in a career they may choose to pursue in the future.
The Cooperative Education Program (co-op) allows students to earn high school credits through integrated course curriculum while learning at a work placement.
A co-op placement in a skilled trade is referred to as an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) placement.
Students can earn up to a maximum of 12 credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through co-op.
Grade 11 or 12 students from all pathways – apprenticeship, college, university, or workplace can participate in a 2 or 4 credit cooperative education placement. The four credit co-op program is scheduled all day for either semester and is highly recommended only for grade 12 students.
Benefits include: workplace experience, employability skills and work habits, hands-on learning in a safe and encouraging environment as well as establishing connections and relationships with potential future employers.
Helps students make informed decisions about future work, careers and education.
Students must demonstrate a willingness to learn, be socially mature, attend class regularly, be punctual, and be an independent learner.
Students MUST COMPLETE a co-op application form and select co-op on their course selection sheet.