What is Co-op?
The Co-operative Education Program allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement.
Co-op students can try out an occupation or different occupations in an actual work environment before deciding which career path is right for them.
Consisting of a co-op course, a related curriculum course in any subject and a work placement, the program is monitored by a co-operative education teacher.
Two co-op credits can be applied towards high school graduation requirements although there is no limit on earning optional co-op credits.
Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school. All placements are require to follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.
Why Take Co-op?
Co-op is right for you if you want to:
- Earn credits through workplace experience
- Match your classroom learning to a career
- Explore career options before making a firm decision
- Develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
- Obtain knowledge to use on a resume for postsecondary programs and future employment.