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.