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Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Secondary School
  • Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Secondary School
  • 7640 Anaka Drive
  • Mississauga ON , L4T 3H7
  • Principal: Kevin Sylvestre
  • Vice Principal(s): Ivan Mesich

  • Superintendents: Jodi Kuran
  • Trustee: Thomas Thomas (Mississauga Ward 5)
    Shawn Xaviour (Brampton Ward 8)
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Co-operative Education

All forms of experiential learning are a valuable complement to students’ academic experience and preparation for the future. When organized in a sequential fashion that meets career development needs, experiential learning can maximize student growth and development.

Co-operative Education is a culmination of different types of experiential learning. It is offered in the form of credit courses that are scheduled for one semester. o-op also includes such programs as Dual Credits, OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) and SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major).

Co-operative Education is a planned learning experience for which credits are earned. It integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace to enable students to apply and refine knowledge and skills acquired in a related curriculum course or a locally developed course. 

All Co-operative Education courses require the following:

  • Application, interview,  counselling and screening process in order to determine suitability 
  • Personalized placement learning plan 
  • Earning of credits  (up to four per semester) 
  • Monitoring by Co-operative Education Teacher 
  • Integration classroom and workplace learning 
  • Reflective Learning 
  • Student Assessment 
  • Portfolio Development and Career Research

A Sample of Placement Opportunities enjoyed by Ascension Students: 

  • Restaurants (Fast Food and Full Service) 
  • Elementary Schools, ECE Centres, Daycares 
  • Hospitals (All departments) 
  • Nursing Homes 
  • Hairstylists and Estheticians 
  • Fitness Centres 
  • Community Centres 
  • Trades—automotive, welding, plumbing, electrician 
  • Offices—law, architecture, radio and television (including production) 
  • Galleries 
  • Fashion and Design 
  • Security and Law Enforcement 
  • Military

If you are interested in a career and would like to try it out:  Speak with Ms. Hecimovic in the Co-op office on the second floor.

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