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Cooperative Education





Department Head: Mrs. G. Sotiriou

The Cooperative Education program provides a valuable experience whereby students can earn credits towards a graduation diploma while working part of the school day. Students are placed in a meaningful work situation in the community with ongoing contact by their monitoring teacher.

Admission to the program and placement in a work station is determined after a personal interview with the Cooperative Education teachers in Room 3007.  The student's past performance and attendance record will be considered in the selection process.  Students may choose to take further placements in Co-op after completing all compulsory diploma requirements.

A separate application form and 2 teacher references for Cooperative Education must be completed and returned with the student's course selection sheet.  These forms may be obtained from the Co-op Department.  Some costs may be incurred by students depending on the placement (ex. transportation).  Students will be informed prior to accepting a placements if any costs are involved.

Benefits From Cooperative Education vetrenarian 3

  • The student can explore career choices
  • The student develops confidence as well as attitudes and skills necessary in the work place
  • The student can earn references for entrance to college and university programs
  • The student can earn credits outside the regular classroom
  • The student can make contacts for future employment


 During the co-operative education work placement of any transition to work program students must maintain excellent attendance and demonstrate the desire to learn or they will be removed from the transition to work program.






Click here to visit our department website with more information about our programme.