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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:

  • 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

Mature students can earn credits while working at their current job. Placements are also available at the Community Kitchen.

Who is eligible?

  • Mature students.
  • Grade 11 or 12 students destined for the workplace, university, apprenticeship, or college.

How to apply?

  • Mature Students who are not currently enrolled in secondary school can contact Adult Education for more details.
  • Secondary Students must register through their school's Guidance Office.

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