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Welcome to Co-op! All forms handed out today must be signed and returned tomorrow. All forms handed out today must be signed and returned tomorrow.

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1 Welcome to Co-op! All forms handed out today must be signed and returned tomorrow. All forms handed out today must be signed and returned tomorrow.

2 In the Community –Be respectful and responsible –Be organized and follow directions –Be on time –Be prepared, clarify instructions –Maintain proper attendance

3 Course Calendar You will be presented with a 5-month calendar. All important dates for the semester are outlined on the calendar. You will be presented with a 5-month calendar. All important dates for the semester are outlined on the calendar.

4 Course Set Up 3 hours/day – If you miss work, you must make up the time. You must have at least 190 placement hours. This means 220 hours in total including class hours. 3 hours/day – If you miss work, you must make up the time. You must have at least 190 placement hours. This means 220 hours in total including class hours. Your teacher keeps track of in-class hours separately. In-class hours do not count on log sheets. Your teacher keeps track of in-class hours separately. In-class hours do not count on log sheets.

5 Course Set Up Continued Log sheets and reflections Log sheets and reflections You must complete log sheets in detail. These are available on the website. You must complete log sheets in detail. These are available on the website. The reflection questions must also be completed. The reflection questions must also be completed.

6 Course Set Up Continued Integration Days Integration Days Assignments will be completed in class. You are responsible for catching up on missed assignments. Assignments will be completed in class. You are responsible for catching up on missed assignments. The assignments will be available on the Co-op web page The assignments will be available on the Co-op web page You must attend Integration Days You must attend Integration Days

7 Course Set Up Continued Summative Project Summative Project There will be a project to complete. You will not have an exam in this course. We will work on parts of the project on Integration Days. There will be a project to complete. You will not have an exam in this course. We will work on parts of the project on Integration Days.

8 Course Set Up Continued Employer Evaluations Employer Evaluations There are three over the semester. Make sure you give these to the employer in advance. There are three over the semester. Make sure you give these to the employer in advance.

9 EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS BE THERE, BE THERE ON TIME BE THERE, BE THERE ON TIME Positive attitude Positive attitude Ready, willing and able to work hard Ready, willing and able to work hard Follow instructions well Follow instructions well Ask questions if you are unsure of instructions Ask questions if you are unsure of instructions Co-operate with Co-operate withco-workers Say hello when you arrive Say hello when you arrive Say goodbye when you Say goodbye when youleave

10 THERE IS MORE TO CO-OP THAN WORKING ON THE JOBSITE Make sure all assignments are handed in Make sure all assignments are handed in Make sure you continue to communicate with your co-op teacher Make sure you continue to communicate with your co-op teacher Make sure you communicate with your employer/supervisor Make sure you communicate with your employer/supervisor Make sure you report any accidents to your supervisor and teacher immediately Make sure you report any accidents to your supervisor and teacher immediately –If you are away you must call both your employer and your teacher. –You must attend integration days.

11 Employability Skills – Personal Management Skills At your co-op placement Demonstrate a positive attitude Demonstrate a positive attitude Show Initiative Show Initiative Be honest Be honest Demonstrate good personal ethics Demonstrate good personal ethics Be responsible Be responsible Work Safely Work Safely

12 Employability Skills – Teamwork Skills At your co-op placement Respect the thoughts and opinions of others Respect the thoughts and opinions of others Understand and contribute to the organization’s goals Understand and contribute to the organization’s goals Participate in projects and tasks Participate in projects and tasks Do what you say you are going to do Do what you say you are going to do

13 Employability Skills – Personal Management Skills At your co-op placement demonstrate Good work habits Good work habits Clean up after yourself Clean up after yourself No smoking on the jobsite No smoking on the jobsite No rude or abusive language No rude or abusive language Treat everyone with respect! Treat everyone with respect! Do the best job you can Do the best job you can Apologize and explain an error if you happen to make one – do not hide it! Apologize and explain an error if you happen to make one – do not hide it!

14 REMEMBER: If you are going to be late or absent from your placement you MUST: If you are going to be late or absent from your placement you MUST: –Call your employer (each day if more than one) –Make a note of your employer’s number –Call your teacher (every day, even if you are away more than one day)

15 Employability Skills – Personal Management Skills How to contact your teacher How to contact your teacher –Telephone school (519) –Cell – - your teacher will give you their address (cell) please text your name to this number.

16 DRESS CODE Make sure you are clean, neat and tidy Make sure you are clean, neat and tidy Practice proper hygiene Practice proper hygiene –Bath or shower, wash every day –Clean hair and teeth –Use deodorant Be aware of perfume free environments Be aware of perfume free environments Consider what body parts are showing Consider what body parts are showing *Remember you are in a place of business … What you wear and say are of utmost importance

17 Confidentiality What you hear and see at the workplace stays at the workplace What you hear and see at the workplace stays at the workplace Why is confidentiality important? Why is confidentiality important? Confidentiality Agreement – part of your co-op contract Confidentiality Agreement – part of your co-op contract

18 YOU’RE FIRED!!! How do you get fired from co-op?

19 IF YOU GET FIRED …. You will lose your co-operative education credits. You will lose your co-operative education credits. Speak to your teacher before this happens if there is a problem at your placement. Speak to your teacher before this happens if there is a problem at your placement. Communication needs Communication needs to be open at all times.

20 Apprenticeship Careers Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Trades training – links workplace training with classroom learning Trades training – links workplace training with classroom learning You can start your apprenticeship in your co-op placement. Your teacher will help you fill in an OYAP initial registration if this is what you want to do. You can start your apprenticeship in your co-op placement. Your teacher will help you fill in an OYAP initial registration if this is what you want to do.

21 QUESTIONS?


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