Co-operative Education

Co-op is unlike any other course you will take in High School!

Co-op allows you to:
  • Gain practical skills that give you experience over other students  
  • Build connections with Co-op mentors that can open doors for your future
  • Test a career in any of the 4 pathways (University, College, Apprenticeship & Workplace) 
  • Earn 2 elective or group credits in a placement of your choice
How does Co-op work?
  • Students select Co-operative Education in their grade 11 or 12 year at course selection time
  • In the first few weeks of the program, students are prepared for their placement practicum as they are educated on topics such as safety, workers rights and employment law 
  • Students are taught how to network & market themselves to potential Co-op employers of their choice
  • Students set their own goals for learning and draw connections to 
    courses taken in high school
  • Students attend placement two periods a day working toward achieving their goals and are assessed by the teacher on their ability to progress toward those goals along with their success at placement

What type of Co-op experience/placement can I have?

The short answer is... Anything you choose!
Provided the placement is: Safe; Supportive & Provides educational value, you can have that experience.  

Our students have gained practical skills across all career pathways. Some examples include: Medicine, Manufacturing, Art, Engineering, Automotive, Research, Music, Business, Production, Service, Emergency Services, etc......

Some benefits of Co-op:
  • Many Co-op employers offer employment after a successful Co-op term or life-long mentorship if students desire that can help them pursue future employment or education 
  • The practical experience of Co-op is valued by employers and some educational institutions
  • Experience outside of the school connects your learning to what is "actually happening" in the "real-world" and what trends are in future demand 

What are you waiting for? 
Sign up for Co-op or 
speak to Mr. Kokerus (Mr. K) in guidance about this exciting program!

Regional Placements & Deadlines:
- Army [Georgetown Armoury] (Deadline November 30)
                                       - Oakville Trafalgar Hospital (Deadline December 19)