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What is Cooperative Education (Co-op)

  • Cooperative Education is a ministry-approved program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a co-op course monitored by a cooperative education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject and a work placement.
  • Students can apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits. Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school and must follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.

Holy Angels Learning Centre

Principal – Domenic Rosso

Phone: 705-945-5656  Fax: 705-945-5589  |

The goal of this department is to enhance learning opportunities for students who are looking at careers in the skilled trades. There is a great demand for tradespeople across Canada and around the world.

Through CO-OP and OYAP youth can prepare themselves for a rewarding career in the trades by getting on the job experience in an apprenticeship role at local businesses and industries.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

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.

Careers in Trades

With more than 300 trades to choose from, finding the right one can be a big challenge! There are many opportunities to experience what the skilled trades are and what your career path could look like. From crane operator to hairstylist, carpenter to millwright, you should assess your skills and interests to find the right one for you.

Apprenticeship in Ontario

An apprenticeship is a pathway to a rewarding career in the trades. As an apprentice, you take classes and learn your trade by working under the direction of experienced workers – and get paid while you do it.

Find out how to qualify, find a sponsor or employer to hire you, or get money or grants to help you pay for apprenticeship training and tools.