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Co-Operative Education
What is Cooperative Education?
  • Cooperative Education is a program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement in the community.
  • A student’s co-op program consists of the cooperative education course, which is monitored by a cooperative education teacher, and the related curriculum course (that is, a course in any discipline, such as business studies, mathematics, or technological education). Every student in a co-op program must have a Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP), which shows how the student’s related curriculum course is being applied at his or her co-op placement.
  • The cooperative education course consists of a classroom component and a placement component. The classroom component includes 15 to 20 hours of pre-placement instruction, which prepares students for the workplace and includes instruction in areas of key importance such as health and safety, and classroom sessions held at various times during and after the placement, which provide opportunities for students to reflect on and reinforce their learning in the workplace.
  • Cooperative education allows students to participate in valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for the next stage of their lives, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace.
  • Co-op placements are arranged for students by their school and must follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.
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The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship
Program (OYAP)
Join the thousands of high school students throughout Ontario who have chosen to take control of their future by getting a head start on their career as a skilled trade professional. Earn high school credits while exploring the world of skilled trades such as carpentry, child and youth worker, electrician, plumber, early childhood educator, cook, and over 140 other apprenticeable skilled trade professions. Visit our website at and learn more about these and other exciting apprenticeable trade programs.
Discover the educational opportunities that can set you on a pathway to success. Be a leader. Take control of your future… TODAY!!!
As a participant in an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, you:
  • Earn credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • Gain knowledge and experience under the supervision of a skilled trades professional at an apprenticeship workplace;
  • Develop skills recognized within the specific industry;
  • Register as an apprentice and you may be exempted from or credited for some of the post-secondary apprenticeship inschool training course(s);
  • Accumulate hundreds of hours of hands-on experience;
  • Do not pay tuition fees for in-school sessions at college or training institutes;
  • Make connections with people that can help you today and tomorrow;
  • Have the opportunity to “earn while you learn”;
  • Make connections with people that can help you today and tomorrow.
Who is Eligible?
  • Students who are at least 16 years of age and have successfully completed 16 high school credits;
  • Students who enroll in a 2, 3, or 4 credit cooperative education program at their home school;
  • To receive an OSSD, students must still complete all compulsory credits Accelerated OYAP.
Accelerated OYAP
  • Students are partnered with local colleges and unions and have the opportunity to complete all or part of their Basic Level One in one of the ten (10) Accelerated programs. Please visit our website at for further details;
  • Students will be interviewed prior to being accepted into any Accelerated Program;
  • Students must be in their graduating year and have completed 26 credits by the start of their final semester.

A Co-operative Education teacher will monitor to make sure that your educational requirements are being met. As well, a Training Consultant from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will monitor your progress to ensure that industry standards and training requirements are being met.
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 Prizzon, Cooper and Rubino
CO-OP Department Staff
L to R: Mr. Prizzon, Mrs. Palermo-Cooper,
and Mr. Rubino
Special Thanks to all our Employers
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