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Co-op Spotlight

Hooray Audny and Thanks Ran Zhu!

My name is Ran Zhu. 8 years ago, I started my co-op position at the Guelph chapter of the Green Party of Ontario as a high school student. After university and a few jobs, I now work full-time at Ontario’s Legislature, supporting the Green Party of Ontario’s first elected Member of Provincial Parliament, Mike Schreiner. It has become a true full circle when our office welcomed Audny-Cashae Stewart, a high school co-op student like I was. Audny is passionate about social justice and politics, and certainly has a bright future ahead.

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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: