Experience, Inspiration, Opportunities, Oh My!
Read what GCVI Students think of co-op..
-“Because of co-op, I have become more confident about myself and the future. I am more comfortable using tools and equipment.”
-“Almost any person has a reason to take a co-op. Firstly, it could provide very valuable information on what type of labour is mandatory in certain job opportunities. Secondly, it could provide a future job.”
-“My supervisor inspires me to do well at my co-op placement because of her positive mindset to do great things, despite how difficult they may seem.”
-“Co-op can allow you to confirm your pathway choice or find something you can get into if you are lost in your career pathway.”
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