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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Co-operative Education
 
Co-operative Education is a program designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and practical experience necessary for a successful transition to the working world. The primary emphasis of the Co-Operative Education program is to offer students practical work experience at a job placement, under the supervision of a trained professional, and the remaining time attending classroom instruction. Currently at James Cardinal McGuigan students are offered THREE Co-Op options.
 
• Grade 10 – Discovering the Workplace Co-Op (2 credit package)
 
The in-school component consists of 110 hours of classroom instruction and has a value of ONE credit. The out-of-school component will consist of a minimum of 110 hours of on-the-job experience and has a value of ONE credit.
 
• Grade 11 - Designing Your Future Co-Op (3 credit package)
 
The in-school component consists of 110 hours of classroom instruction and has a value of ONE credit. The out-of-school component will consist of a minimum of 220 hours of on-the-job experience and has a value of TWO credits.
 
• Grade 12 - Accelerated OYAP Co-Op (4 credit package)
 
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a special program that promotes careers in the skilled trades to high school students who have obtained a minimum of 26 credits including all compulsory courses. OYAP allows students to earn 4 high school credits towards a high school diploma and gain experience under the supervision of a skilled professional at their workplace. Currently the TCDSB offers Accelerated OYAP programs in the following areas:
 
• Automotive Service Technician
• Child and Youth Worker
• Cook
• Drywall, Acoustical and Lathing Applicator
• Early Childhood Educator
• Electrician
• General Carpenter
• Hairstylist and Cosmetologist
• Landscaper
• Plumber
• Residential Air Conditioning System Mechanic