Co-operative Education is a program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a Co-op course monitored by a Co-operative Education teacher, a related curriculum course and a work placement.
Students can apply two Co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional Co-op credits.
Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school’s Cooperative education teacher. Contact a Guidance Counselor for more information.
“It’s easy to get lost in everything, but Co-op gave me the direction I needed,” said a Grand Erie Co-op student.
“My Co-op placement assisted me with making future career plans because it has taught me a lot about myself and what I enjoy doing in the workplace.”
Co-op programs are typically for senior students in grade 11 or 12 moving towards an apprenticeship, college, university or workplace destination.
Experiential Learning activities vary in length and commitment from both the student and the employer or community placement.
Experiential learning provides our high school students with a number of beneficial opportunities.
The Co-op program is the most common type of Experiential Learning and students can take Co-op as part of their school experience.
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