Co-operative Education is a planned learning experience for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences in a community placement, to enable students to apply, expand and refine knowledge and skills.
The knowledge and skills of the in-school course are applied in a practical work environment. Such experiences assist students in preparing for future careers and making successful transitions to post-secondary education, apprenticeship programs, or to the workplace.
All students who apply for Co-operative Education must participate in an application process. This process provides students and parents/guardians with information to decide whether the program will meet an individual’s educational goals. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Interviews are mandatory.
Co-Operative Education experiences include:
- a personalized placement learning plan (PPLP) based on course curriculum expectations.
- credit delivery (2, 3 or 4 credits in a semester)
- pre-placement instruction and orientation (including health and safety preparation)
- provision for Workplace Safety Insurance Board coverage
- regular monitoring at the Co-op placement by the co-operative education teacher
- integration of classroom and workplace learning
- reflective/integrative learning classes
- student assessment
Co-Op Class Resources
Co-operative Education and Work Experience Application Form
Co-Op Blank Log
Blank PPLP Form
PPLP Tie-Back Course Expectations
Co-Op Web Resources
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Employment Standards Act
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Ontario Resources for Union and Labour Groups
Ontario Skills Passport
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Young Worker's Awareness Program (W.S.I.B.)
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