Co-operative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a great way for students to ALL students to gain genuine work experience in their intended field of study following secondary school. Below are some concrete examples of how Co-op can help you.

  • University Applicants -

Upon application, many universities require a student to complete a ‘Personal Statement of Experience'. Here a student can illustrate the steps s/he have taken to set them apart from all other applicants.  Upon application, many universities require a student to complete a ‘Personal Statement of Experience'. Here a student can illustrate the steps s/he have taken to set them apart from all other applicants.

  • College Applicants -

Upon application, many colleges require students to complete an essay, test, questionnaire or portfolio. Here a student can illustrate the steps s/he have taken to set them apart from all other applicants.

  • Apprenticeships -

With more than 135 trades in the province of Ontario alone, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (part of Cooperative Education) can assist students with their pathway while still in high school

  • General Work -

Cooperative Education can jump start your career in the general world of work gaining both experience and networking opportunities in a field of interest for you!

Dual Credit Program -

A relatively new initiative by the Ministry of Education whereby high school students are enrolled in apprenticeship training and/or post secondary courses at their local college (Algonquin). Upon successful completion of the college learning requirements, students earn credits towards both their high school diploma and their post secondary education.

This program is intended for students in grades 11 or 12 and who may be enrolled in cooperative education. For a brief overview of the program, Algonquin Partnerships has provided a short video. The potential Dual Credit course offerings may be seen using the link below.

Dual Credit Courses

For more information on Cooperative Education, OYAP, or Dual Credits, please speak to your Cooperative Education Teacher or Guidance Councilor and pick up your Co-op Application today!


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