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Co-op Spotlight


We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all businesses that are working hard to support our front-line workers! – Retooling to manufacture PPE,  health care equipment; delivering food and products where needed, and taking care to protect their workers who are providing essential services.

 With sincere thanks,  

The School to Career Team at Upper Grand District School Board 

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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: