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Co-op Spotlight

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

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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 is right for you if you want to: