Education and Career Pathways
Education and Career Pathways – Cooperative Education2020-03-06T13:42:55-05:00

Cooperative Education

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.

Programs include:

Students spend half or all of a high school day at a coop placement.

Students can use after-school employment to earn co-op credits.

Students can use summer employment to earn co-op credits.

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