Cooperative Education

All students, regardless of their postsecondary destination, have the opportunity to take co-op. Cooperative Education is a planned learning experience, for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace. Two co-op credits can count towards a student’s compulsory requirements in Groups 1, 2 and/or 3.

Find out more details on the types of Cooperative Education programs offered in Simcoe County. 

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing involves the pairing of a student with a worker in a specific occupation at a place of employment for one-on-one observation by the student. It may be integrated into any credit course or be a component of a student's school-work transition program.

Job Twinning

Job twinning involves the pairing of a student with a Cooperative Education student for one-on-one observation at his or her placement. Job Twinning may be integrated into any credit course and may also be a component of a student's school-work transition program.

Work Experience

Work experience is a planned learning opportunity, within any credit course, that provides students with relatively short-term work experiences, usually of one or two weeks' duration and not exceeding four weeks. Credits cannot be granted for Work Experience alone.

For more information on Co-op contact the school involved.