Cooperative Education

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Co-operative education provides students with hands-on learning.  It transforms the work place into a classroom where students are able to experience the realities and expectations of the world of work.  The Co-operative Education Program also includes the School-to-Work Transition Program and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.  Through practical career exploration, students are better prepared to make choices leading to their goals for the future.  Students may earn non-compulsory credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma through this program. 

Two co-op credits can also be applied to the Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3 compulsory credit categories.  More information regarding this program is available through the Guidance Department and in the Common Course Calendar.


The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools.

Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.