Cooperative Education

///Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education 2017-06-21T13:50:53+00:00

What is it?

  • It combines a work placement component and a classroom component
  • Work placement is full semester half-day work in the community
  • Liability insurance and Workplace, Safety and Insurance Board coverage is in place for all co-op students

What will I learn in the classroom component?

There are Preplacement and Integration sessions. Preplacement involves:

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Career Opportunities
  • Labour Market Trends
  • Confidentiality
  • Work Ethic
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills
  • Employment Standards Act

Integration involves:

  • Reflection on workplace experiences
  • Communication tasks
  • Employability Skills

Please note: Co-op hours cannot be counted towards your 40 hours of community service required for graduation.

What qualities must I have to get into Co-op?

  • Maturity, positive attitude, punctuality, good attendance!
  • Willingness to learn!
  • Follow policies and procedures of workplace and school
  • Follow Health and Safety Regulations in the workplace
  • Have the necessary education background as required by Co-op department

For more information

See our Board’s Co-Op website or speak to Mrs. Crowell or Mr. Jankura.