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Community Based Education (Co-op) 405
Community Based Education (Co-op)
Are you curious about your future career?  Do you want to “test a career” before leaving high school to enter the workforce, start your apprenticeship or enroll in a college or university?  Co-operative Education gives you this opportunity! Co-operative Education is a high school program designed to earn credits while working outside the school. 

Co-operative Education helps you to:

  • Test a career
  • Explore your interest and aptitudes
  • Develop specific job skills and gain experience
  • Develop attitudes for success in the workplace
  • Gain valuable employability skills
  • Qualify and prepare for future part time, full time, and summer employment
  • Gather references for your resume
  • Earn diploma credits
  • Facilitate entry to college or university
Co-op courses further develop skills knowledge acquired through related in school courses.  For example, students that have successfully completed the grade 11 Technological Design course may choose to pursue co-op work in a related field such as auto mechanics, tool and dye, or engineering.
 
Before the job placement begins, the students participate in a unit called Pre-placement orientation.  Topics include, employment standards act, human rights, interview skills, the resume and safety on the job.  Throughout the semester, students return to school on a regular basis for integration sessions to discuss workplace experiences. 
 
Evaluation in all Co-operative Education courses will include some of the following items:  log sheets; journals, employers’ evaluation of performance on the job, career fair, and rich performance task at the placement.

Admission Criteria

To be accepted into any Co-operative Education program, students must:

  • Fill out an ONLINE Co-operative Education application.  The link will be available on the moodle as well as career cruising.​
  • Fill out a co-operative education application form and teacher reference forms, which are available in the Co-op office in room 215.(completed in February)
  • Enrol in the moodle titled “MCI Cooperative Education NEW students”
  • Have a personal interview with a Coop teacher (Mar/April)
  • Have a history of good attendance and work habits

Teacher Information

​Teacher Name Email​ Ext​ ​Workroom

Walter Harvey (Head)

walter.harvey@yrdsb.ca
​Jonathan Lloyd jonathan.lloyd@yrdsb.ca

 
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