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Placement Opportunities

 Co-op placements must be arranged for students by school cooperative education teachers and they must be consistent with Ministry of Education policy and guidelines. Cooperative education teachers can provide a list of placements used by the school and the GECDSB and they always strive to find appropriate placements for students based on their interests. Parents or students may suggest alternative placements which will then be assessed by the co-op teacher to ensure that they meet GECDSB and Ministry of Education policies and guidelines.

Many placements are arranged directly through the school co-op teacher, however, some placements are "centralized" placements, meaning that they are open to co-op students from all secondary schools. Students apply for these placements through their co-op teacher but will be interviewed by the employer and/or other school board personnel. If students are not selected for a centralized placement, they may choose an alternate co-op placement in consultation with their co-op teacher. Competitive Centralized Placements and Specialized Programs are listed below.


Competitive Centralized Placements

The following high-demand placements are facilitated by a designated staff member from the school board. Students are selected through a competitive interview process.
  • Cogeco Cable
  • Ontario Courts
  • Windsor Regional Hospital (Metropolitan and Ouellette Campus)
  • Windsor Police Services
  • Windsor Fire and Rescue
  • Windsor/Essex County Humane Society
  • City of Windsor

 Specialized 4 - Credit Program

The GECDSB has developed unique programs through which students can earn up to 4 credits. These programs include:

  • Homebuilding Program
  • Windsor Reginal (Metropolitan & Ouellette Campus)
      • Securaty
      • Nursing
      • General Maintenance
      • Coffee Bar
      • Volunteer Services
      • Gift Shop
  • Chartwell Retirement Homes
  • Community Kitchen

Frequestly Asked Questions

Co-op FAQs for Students and Parents.pdfCo-op FAQs for Students and Parents.pdf

Roles and Responsibilites


Co-op Fact Sheet