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Co-operative Education Department

Cooperative Education is an experiential method of learning that gives students an opportunity to work outside the school while earning secondary school credits. Cooperative Education combines a subject studied in school (1 credit) with a job placement out of school (2 to 4 credits). For example, if a student has taken or is taking grade 11 or 12 U/C biology, he/she may then work in a biology-related career, such as at a hospital or vet clinic, earning 2 biology co-op credits for the semester. Cooperative Education allows 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.


Benefits of Co-op

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes through hands-on experience

  • Explore a career in order to make informed educational and career decisions

  • Develop maturity and self-confidence

  • Strengthen employability skills

  • Gain valuable work experience

  • Networking opportunities

  • Earn credits

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