Student Success is about meeting the individual learning needs of each and every student. Schools are providing students with more opportunities to customize their high school experience and build on their strengths and interests through a variety of new and enhanced learning options. One of those options is Cooperative Education.
What is Cooperative Education (Co-op)?
- Cooperative Education is a ministry-approved program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a co-op course monitored by a cooperative education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject, and a work placement.
- Students can apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits. Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school and must follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.
Who is it for?
- Co-op programs are for secondary students who are heading for apprenticeship, college, university, or the workplace.
Key benefits of Co-op!
Co-op students have the opportunity to:
- Experience hands-on learning
- “Test-drive” career options
- See the relevance of their classroom learning
- Earn credits through workplace experience
- Develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
- Gain valuable work experience that will help build a resume for postsecondary programs and future employment
How do I find out more?
- For more information contact your school Guidance Centre or Cooperative Education Teacher. More detailed information about Cooperative Education can be found at: www.ontario.ca/studentsuccess.