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Co-op Education and OYAP

Cooperative Education is a unique educational process designed to promote skill development, individual career development and self-awareness by integrating classroom learning with planned and supervised practical experiences in a community placement.

  • Cooperative education is an experiential mode of learning that integrates academic study and classroom theory with experiences at the work site. This form of education assists students in making career decisions as well as in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential in today’s society.
  • The subject-specific coop course is based on a “related” course in which the student is enrolled or which he/she has successfully completed.
  • Cooperative education includes a classroom component, comprising pre-placement and integration activities and a placement component.
First Day Sheets, Course Expectations, and Outcomes 
  • First Day Sheet 
  • First Day Sheet Long Version (Course expectations and outcomes)
  • Careers/Co-op Education Continuum
  • Example of a Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP)
Other Co-operative Education Resources

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a specialized Co-op Program for those students interested in Apprenticeship Training.  This program allows senior students to complete co-op credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and earn hours towards an apprenticeship.  Students who are serious about obtaining an apprenticeship must begin by applying for the co-operative education course related to their chosen occupation.

Please see the Guidance Department Head for counselling about OYAP options.  Alternatively, consult with Tech Department Head regarding OYAP for technology related programs.


Apprenticeship Resources:
Upper Grand OYAP Information
Apprentice search and information