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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.
|FTECO2||Co-operative Education( 2 credits)||Open to all|
|FTECO4||Co-operative Education(4 credit)||Open to all|
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, known as OYAP, provides an opportunity for students working in skilled trades during a co-op placement, to become registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Students may apply into the OYAP program through the co-op application process.
In order to qualify to participate in OYAP, students must:
- be a full-time student enrolled in a secondary school,
- be 16 years of age or older,
- must have at least 16 credits before the program starts.
|Co-Op Office||519-925-3834 ext. 235|
|Heidi Van der Wal||519-925-3834 ext. 543||[email protected]|
|Karen Irwin||519-925-3834 ext. 512||[email protected]|