Cooperative Education is a ministry apporved 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 cooperative education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject and a work placement.
Students can apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no llimit on earning optional co-op credits. Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school and must follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.
Who is it for?
Co-op programs are for secondary students who are heading for apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace.
Co-op students have the opportunity to:
- Experince hands-on learning
- "Test-drive" career options
- See the relevance of their classroom learning
- Earn credits through workplace experience
- Develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
- Gain valuable work experience that will help build a resume for post secondary programs and future employment
Placements for students will be arranged by the school and must be assessed by a teacher before the student is assigned to the placement to ensure that it offers a positive learning environment in a safe workplace.
- Business and Finanace
- Police Services
- Canadian Armed Forces
Co-op Opportunities at Laurier
- 2 credit co-op
- 4 credit co-op
Co-op at Laurier connects to the following specialized programs:
- Specialist High Skills Major in Hospitality and Tourism
- Specialist High Skills Major in Business
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
- Dual Credits with Colleges