Co-op is a co-op program that offers students in Grades 11 and 12 (1st and 4th year) the opportunity to earn high school credits by completing an internship. unpaid work for one semester.
Co-op programs are designed to meet your individual needs, strengths, interests and learning styles, preparing you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to succeed in the future.
The cooperative education program includes:
- An internship
- A cooperative supervisor
- A related secondary school
Who can participate in a cooperative education program?
The co-op program is available to all grade 11 and 12 students.
Do cooperative investments have fees?
Participating in a cooperative program is free . However, you will not be paid for the work you do. You will receive an academic credit. Depending on the location of your co-op, you may need to consider a budget for travel expenses.
What are the benefits of the co-op program for students?
Through a “Co-op” you will have the opportunity to:
- Continue an internship in your area of interest
- Use the knowledge and skills of your class in the workplace
- Earn high school credits through work experience
- Try different career options
- Get valuable work experience for your resume
- Make connections with employers
- Learn new practical skills
- Add to your resume for academic records
Selection of a cooperative placement:
When looking for a place to work, it is important that you research in an area that interests you. Your placement should give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, develop essential skills and establish meaningful connections.
Are you interested in a cooperative at your high school?
All school boards in Ontario offer the cooperative education program. All Grade 11 and 12 students interested in a co-op can contact the principal, guidance counselor or co-op department of the high school. You can also contact the Student Success Officer in your school board .
For more information
- Student Success – This booklet contains information on special programs for high school students to help them succeed and graduate. Made by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
- School Boards – A list of local school boards in Ontario. Made by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
- Ontario’s Secondary School Guide for Newcomers – This guide describes how Ontario’s high schools are structured, what resources are available to newcomer youth, and how to help your children succeed when they reach school. adapt to school in Ontario. Made by Etablissement.Org.