Cooperative Education is a course that combines classroom learning with work experience. Students learn essential employment skills with their teacher and an employer.
Benefit to students
Students can explore potential careers and ‘try-out’ an occupation, and access one-on-one instruction in work that appeals to the student’s interests. The Co-op program is an essential component of Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM).
Students must be 14 years of age to work on a job site. A vulnerable sector check may be required depending on placement.