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Co-operative Education Department 102
Co-operative Education Department

Course Description 

Co-operative Education gives students an opportunity to work outside the school while earning credits. Co-op enables students to explore a career of interest, develop job skills, obtain career-related practical experience, gather references for a resume, and develop attitudes necessary for success in the workplace.
 
Co-operative Education integrates classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace.  It involves the participation of students, teachers and placement supervisors in partnership between the school and local community organizations.

Co-operative Education is available for Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 students and may be taken as a 2 (half day) or 4 credit (full day) package. Students may count up to two co-operative education credits towards the 18 compulsory credits needed for a high school diploma. Co-operative Education may fulfill the Group 1, 2, or 3 requirements as needed by individual students.
 
Students and parents must be aware of the following:
 
1.    Co-op credits do not count as any of the six grade 12 compulsory university credits.
2.    Cost (and mode) of transportation to the work placement is the student’s own responsibility.
 
Co-op placements are arranged by the Co-operative Education teacher based on the aspirations and interests of the students.  This programme combines unique opportunities for students to develop skills and a better understanding of the career field they wish to investigate. For further information regarding placements and related subjects, contact the Head of Co-operative Education.
 

Co-op admission requirements

  • Students must be registered in either grade 11 or 12
  • A related in-school subject could be taken concurrently or completed the previous year
  • Students should be 16 years of age plus have 16 credits earned
  • Students must complete a Co-op application form (available in room 305)
  • Permission must be given from parent/guardian (if the student is under the age of 18)
  • Student must attend a Co-op Interview with Co-op teachers (after course selection in the spring)
  • Student must be fully commited to the program 
 
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