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1 Your road to success… Co-operative Education

2 What is your destination? A Post-secondary destination is a choice, a road to get from here to there. Sometimes the road is easy, sometimes the road is challenging.

3 Know about the choices that are available to you…

4 What are your Post-secondary options? Work Work Apprenticeship Apprenticeship College College University University

5 No matter what road you choose we will all end up in the same place… The world of W O R K !

6 The Challenge... You need experience to get a job… you need a job to get experience!

7 Test-drive a career in Co-op With Co-op you get the chance to see if your career choice is really what you want before choosing your post-secondary destination.

8 C o-op will build your skills… C o-op will build your skills… Work one-on-one with a co-worker in a program designed to meet your interests, needs, and strengths.

9 Get hands-on work experience… Overcome the problem of no job without experience and no experience without a job. Overcome the problem of no job without experience and no experience without a job. Put real work experience on your resume.

10 Types of Co-op Placements Business Services/ Office Support/ Bank Business Services/ Office Support/ Bank Health care/Hospital/Doctor/Dentist Health care/Hospital/Doctor/Dentist Retail Sales/Marketing Retail Sales/Marketing Child Care/Elder Care/Animal Care Child Care/Elder Care/Animal Care Teacher/Child Youth Work/Social Work Teacher/Child Youth Work/Social Work Beauty Salon/Barber/Hair and Esthetics Beauty Salon/Barber/Hair and Esthetics Law Office/Courts/Real estate Law Office/Courts/Real estate Landscaping/Horticulture/Grounds Keeping Landscaping/Horticulture/Grounds Keeping Security/Police Security/Police Trades: Hospitality/Construction/Automotive Trades: Hospitality/Construction/Automotive

11 Register for OYAP through Co-op

12 Who is an Apprentice? A person who: is studying a skilled trade is studying a skilled trade receives on the job training with a journeyperson receives on the job training with a journeyperson works towards a license works towards a license experiences 90% hands on learning experiences 90% hands on learning earns money while learning earns money while learning works in the trade for 2-4 years works in the trade for 2-4 years

13 Stereotypes We all think we know what a construction worker or plumber looks like… Censored

14 This is not true of most of the trades any more! Todays plumbers must be: Articulate Friendly Skilled at what they do Good at math & measurement Mature

15 Trades require focus and attention. Without these, we can have some serious accidents… Trades require focus and attention. Without these, we can have some serious accidents…

16 Trades are no longer male-only domains Anything he can do, I can do too!

17 Trades are not just in construction - There are 4 different sectors: Construction Construction Industrial Industrial Motive Power Motive Power Service Sector Service Sector

18 Did you know these are considered skilled trades? Internet Help Desk Internet Help Desk Network Cabling Specialist Network Cabling Specialist Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Baker Baker Education Assistant Education Assistant Hairstylist Hairstylist Pool, Hot Tub and Spa Installer Pool, Hot Tub and Spa Installer Arborist Arborist Electronic Service Technician Electronic Service Technician Skilled Trades means variety - there may be one for you!

19 What are the benefits of Co-op and OYAP? You earn credits while you work You earn credits while you work You can explore your career choices You can explore your career choices Its a safe learning environment Its a safe learning environment You can apply classroom theory to workplace experience You can apply classroom theory to workplace experience You can enhance your employability skills You can enhance your employability skills And new changes mean … And new changes mean …

20 Your additional Co-op Advantage You can now count up to 2 co-op credits towards the 18 compulsory credits needed for a high school diploma. You can now count up to 2 co-op credits towards the 18 compulsory credits needed for a high school diploma.

21 Co-op credits can count as one of these compulsory credits: Group 1: 1 additional credit in English, or a third language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education* Group 2: 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education* Group 3: 1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education*

22 To be eligible for Co-op you MUST… Successfully complete the application, interview, and the workplace interview Successfully complete the application, interview, and the workplace interview Have good attendance and punctuality records Have good attendance and punctuality records Have a professional attitude, judgment, and behaviour Have a professional attitude, judgment, and behaviour

23 Co-op Facts What you need to know Complete the Co-op Application Form Complete the Co-op Application Form Successfully complete a pre-course interview Successfully complete a pre-course interview Fulfill 3 weeks of Pre-placement instruction Fulfill 3 weeks of Pre-placement instruction Fulfill the expectations in your personalized placement learning plan (PPLP) including the required hours of work every day Fulfill the expectations in your personalized placement learning plan (PPLP) including the required hours of work every day Complete all the required assessment and evaluation criteria including a career showcase, logs and journals, and a final culminating performance task Complete all the required assessment and evaluation criteria including a career showcase, logs and journals, and a final culminating performance task Attend all of the regular in-school integration sessions for the entire semester Attend all of the regular in-school integration sessions for the entire semester

24 Application Process 1. Get a Co-op application form 2. Select either 2,3, or 4 credit co- op 3. Obtain 2 teacher references 4. Submit the form with your course selection/registration form to guidance 5. Be successful in your co-op interview

25 What Co-op will look like on your timetable 2-credit Period 1 Class Period 1 Class Period 2 Class Period 2 Class Period 3 Co-op Period 3 Co-op Period 4 Co-op Period 4 Co-op 3 weeks in school pre-placement 3 weeks in school pre-placement Integration class every 2 nd Integration class every 2 nd Friday for the semester Friday for the semester 3 hour work day 3 hour work day 4-credit Period 1 Co-op Period 2 Co-op Period 3 Co-op Period 4 Co-op 3 weeks in school pre-placement Integration class every 2 nd Friday for the semester 6 hour work day

26 This is why YOU should take Co-op… You are a hands-on learner! You are a hands-on learner! You get bored sitting in a classroom! You get bored sitting in a classroom! You are high energy and like dealing with people! You are high energy and like dealing with people! You want to get a great job one day! You want to get a great job one day!

27 The Road to Success begins with Y O U! Join Co-op today!


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