Cooperative Education – Expanded

Earning more credits through workplace experience

What is it?

A program that allows students to apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits.

Who is it for?

Students who are heading for university, college, apprenticeship or the workplace.

How does it help?

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Experience hands-on learning
  • "Test-drive" career options
  • See the relevance of their classroom learning
  • Develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
  • Gain valuable work experience to help build a resumé for postsecondary programs and future employment

More information

Cooperative Education Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: PDF, 217 KB

Want to find out about co-op at your school?

Contact your school's Guidance or Co-op Department.

Calling all employers.

Interested in taking on a co-op student? Please contact the principal at your local high school or call 1-800-387-5514.

Student success resources

Additional student success resources are available for parents, students, teachers and employers.

Experiential Learning

Learning beyond the classroom