Why take Co-op? - Co-op prepares students to make successful transitions to post secondary schools, work, and training. - Students will explore the realities of the modern workplace by getting hands-on experiences. -Students learn new skills, and polish ones they already have. Students gain excellent recommendations for university and college admissions. Some have already began apprenticeships, others have been able to confirm their future career paths.
Program Outline The first three weeks of the semester are spent in school organizing potential placements, doing assignments, and listening to a variety of guest speakers inform the students of skills rights and proper attitude that is appropriate for the workplace. Every other week, students will return back to school to check in with their teachers, hand in assignments, etc. Students are required to have 35 hours a week and are responsible for making up the hours that they have missed. A final display project is assembled by each student to promote their placement and co-op and to also share their experience.
Benefits of Co-operative Education For Students: • Experience learning from outside the classroom • Meet new and exciting people • Try out a potential career choice • Learn and work on the job • Experience independence • Be exposed to up-to-date technology and equipment • Learn the ropes from professionals • Attend meetings • Experience career opportunities you never knew about • Excellent experience for College and University applications
Benefits of Co-operative Education For Employers: • Youthful, energetic employees • Share directly in the education of youth • Identify possible future employees • Assist students with understanding up-to-date t technology • Help students make informed career choices
Frequently Asked Questions Who can take co-op? It is recommended that the student have 16 credits, be 16 years of age and have completed a Career Studies course. How do you sign up? Students select co-op from their course option sheet and are interviewed by Co-op teachers prior to the start of the course to determine occupational interests and placements. Are students paid? No, students receive up to 4 credits and are often offered jobs with their placement at the end of the semester.
Breakdown of Credits An individual learning plan (PPLP) is devised for each student by the teacher, employer and student. Performance appraisals are joint evaluations between the school and employer. Regular assignments and log sheets are completed by students and are part of the ongoing evaluation process.
Potential Placements Peel Board Electricity Cormack’s Animal Clinic Cosmic Audio The Tarragon Theatre Waldan Industries Shrinking Planet Trillium Hospital Spa by the River St. Michael’s Hospital Boaden Catering Royal Ontario Museum Versa Graphics Byngmount Beach School Gourmet on the Go The Hospital for Sick Children Revlon Canada Controlled Comfort Air Pre-Loved Clothing Avante Soutions Sheridan Ford CCS Cabling West Side Studio Mississauga Fire and Emergency Amazing Canadian Art Centre Donato Salon and Spa
CO-OP @ Cawthra Contact Ms. Holroyd or Ms. Hamilton for more information: Ms.Holroyd 905 - 274 -1274 ext 212 Ms. Hamilton 905 - 274 - 1274 ext 224