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Other Experiential Learning

Work experience is the part of a credit course that provides a student with workplace learning for a limited period of one to four weeks with the goal of connecting learning in school to workplace requirements.

As in the co-op program, a student is provided with instruction in:

The work plan, including assessment criteria, is developed by the teacher and the participating placement supervisor in keeping with the curriculum.

The teacher will make contact three times per co-op credit earned to ensure that the expectations of the work plan are being met. Upon returning to the classroom, students are given time to reflect on their experience and relate it to course content.

WSIB and Board consent forms must be filled out as part of the experience. In case of accidents, the School to Career office provides all forms and information for reporting them.

Experiential learning is a valuable tool for all students, including exceptional students, in making career decisions and developing the knowledge and skills required to build the foundation for career success.

The Upper Grand District School Board is fully committed to cultivating pathways for students that will best assist them in choosing the courses and experiences to fit career goals.

Planned learning experiences within the community may include:

Job Shadowing & Job Twinning

Work Experience & Virtual Work Experience

Integration of programs

All of these forms of experiential learning are summarized in the accompanying chart and described individually in the following sections.

Job Shadowing

Job Twinning

Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience

Cooperative Education

School-to-Work Transition Programs

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)