What is Cooperative Education?
Cooperative education (Co-op) is
a unique program that extends classroom learning into business, industry and the community.
It allows students to "try on" a career that interests them.
Why take Co-op?
This learning experience allows students to:
Explore career choices
- Increase awareness of workplace opportunities
- Develop transferable "essential skills"
- Apply classroom theory to workplace experience
- Experience the realities of the world of work
- Build a network for future employment
- Make a smooth transition to life after high school
- Earn up to two co-op credits towards the 18 compulsory credits needed for a high school diploma
- Earn credits toward the 12 optional credits needed for a high school diploma
Who is eligible?
- Grade 11 or 12 students destined for the workplace, university, apprenticeship, or college
How to apply
- Eligible students can apply for co-op by selecting it as an option at course selection time. Students must also complete a co-op application form and may be interviewed by the co-op teacher
- Students can contact their secondary school co-op teacher or guidance counselor for further information
Cooperative Education Application.pdf