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What is Co-op?

Cooperative Education is a course that integrates classroom learning with practical experience in a workplace setting. Spend one, two, three or four periods at a workplace exploring a career while earning high school credits. Your teacher will assist you in preparing, applying, keeping and growing as part of the real job experience you will have.

 What are the benefits of Co-op?

  • The Co-op program is an essential component of Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Specialist High Skills Major.
  • Explore potential careers and ‘try-out’ an occupation
  • Develop employability skills necessary for the 21st century workplace
  • Enrich your high school experience and earn compulsory credits outside of the classroom
  • Learn how to complete application forms, write effective cover letters, powerful resumes and handle a real job interview
  • Gain confidence, independence and know how to get and keep the job you want
  • Develop the work ethic you need to successfully transition from high school to post-secondary school or the workplace
  • Earn hours that are applied to your apprenticeship obligations
  • Participate in dual credit programs

What are the placement opportunities? 

  • Each placement is a partnership between the school and the community
  • Co-op teachers work with you to find a placement and arrange an interview
  • Workplace supervisors will interview you and decide if you are a suitable applicant for their workplace
  • There are many placement opportunities to suit all career destinations
  • The most successful placement experiences are related to subjects you are most interested in (ie. arts, languages, physical education, technology, science, mathematics, etc.)