Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a course that integrates classroom learning with practical experience in a workplace setting. Spend either the morning or afternoon in some classes all day, at a workplace exploring a career while earning high school credits. Teachers will assist you in preparing, applying, keeping and growing as part of the real job experience you will have.
The Co-op program is an essential component of Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM).

You can explore potential careers and ‘try-out’ and occupation

  • You can develop employability skills necessary for the 21st century workplace
  • You can enrich your high school experience and earn compulsory credits outside of the classroom
  • You can learn how to complete application forms, write effective cover letters, powerful resumes and handle a real job interview
  • You will gain confidence, independence and know how to get and keep the job you want
  • You will develop the work ethic you need to successfully transition from high school to post-secondary school or the workplace
  • You will earn hours that are applied to your apprenticeship obligations
  • You will participate in dual credit programs
  • 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
  • The workplace supervisor will interview you and decide if you are a suitable applicant for their workplace
  • There are many placement opportunities to suit all career destinations
  • Work experiences related to subjects you are most interested in are most successful placements (i.e. arts, languages, physical education, technology, science, mathematics, etc.)

No. You can earn Co-op credits through Day School, Night School*, Summer School, and Virtual Learning (*available based on enrollment)