Presentation on theme: "What is Co-op? Co-op is an opportunity for you to: Gain practical work experience in areas that complement your personal strengths, interests, and educational."— Presentation transcript:
What is Co-op? Co-op is an opportunity for you to: Gain practical work experience in areas that complement your personal strengths, interests, and educational needs.
Co-op can help you make one of the most important decisions of your life. By attending school and gaining valuable work experience in the community, you can experience the best of both worlds.
Explore career opportunities and confirm career decisions before starting post-secondary education including apprenticeships. Build an evidence-based career portfolio to support the application process for work, college or university.
Establish contacts in the workplace for networking opportunities and gain references for future employment. Earn multiple credits towards your high school diploma. Develop the marketable skills necessary for success in the real world.
General Information and Prerequisites Co-operative education course must be tied to a related in-school course. The related course may be taken prior to or at the same time as the co-operative education course. Includes a classroom component (pre-employment and integration activities), and a placement component. 16 completed credits needed to apply Excellent attendance record
Procedure for Applying February – Course selection - Student’s choose Co-op. * March – Guidance gives a list of potential candidates for co-op. March/April – Information session for all potential co-op students. (You will receive an application form and two teacher reference forms. Required completion date will be given at that time.) April/May – Final selection of co-op students. * Three co-op codes to be used on option sheets: COP TEC (For all technical co-op) COP FAS (For Fast Forward students in any co-op area) COP GEN (For all other co-op areas)
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a specialized cooperative education program that enables high school students to get a head start on their career as a skilled trades professional while still in high school. Students earn credits toward their apprenticeship and high school diploma - at the same time with no delay in graduation! What is OYAP?
Q & A What are centralized placements? How do I find my placement? How do I get to my placement? If I know someone who will take me on as co-op student, can I go there? How many hours per day do I have to work at my placement? Is there any paper or bookwork involved with co-op? How do I get signed up as an apprentice? Do you get paid? If I am taking a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), does my co-op have to be tied to one of the major courses? What is the difference between Co-op & OYAP? Do you get a bus pass?
The more information you have the easier and the better decision you can make!!! The opportunities for co-op are unlimited! For more information, see Mr. Cipolla in A117