Dear Community Partners:
This week, as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Ministry of Education suspended all in-person cooperative education placements indefinitely. We wanted to share this with you and also thank you for your commitment to our students; providing valuable learning opportunities for them. We recognize that while we are working hard to plan for continued learning within our new context, you are experiencing your own challenges. We hope that once this crisis has eased and in the years to come, good health and economy will allow us to continue our partnership.
In the meantime, stay well, and please feel free to reach out to us.
With sincere thanks,
The School to Career Team at Upper Grand District School Board
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 lets you:
- Explore Careers
- Connect Learning to Your Life
- Develop Skills & Knowledge
- Build Your Resume
- Individualize Your Learning
- Expand Your Network