Cooperative EducationLaura Secord Secondary School   District School Board of Niagara
PartnershipBetween: The Student Co-op Teachers Employers Parents                   2
What is Co-op? A planned learning experience Combines classroom learning with  experience on the job Enables students t...
What’s in it for students? Receive on-the-job training Expand upon skills studied at school Develop attitude and skills...
What’s in it for students? Make more informed future career  decisions Make connections in a field that interests  them ...
How do students get into Co-op? Check off Co-op on their option sheet Fill out a Cooperative Education  Application and ...
Pre-Placement At the school Usually two weeks at beginning of the  semester Topics:   Job Readiness and Interview Skil...
Student Responsibilities Ensure all assignments and necessary paperwork is  completed prior to starting at the placement...
Student Responsibilities Attend in-school integration sessions as outlined by the  co-op teacher Complete at least 220 h...
What’s in it for Employers? Increases the numbers of better-trained,  better-prepared workers Provides skilled workers n...
What’s in it for Employers? Builds the leadership skills of your existing  team Closer partnerships between schools and ...
O.Y.A.P. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Allows students to begin working toward  an apprenticeship during high sch...
S.H.S.M. Specialist High Skills Major Enables students to gain sector-specific skills and  knowledge Includes at least ...
Recent Partners   Norwood Stairs and Railings   Allati Photo Studio   Marlin Travel   Big Brothers – Big Sisters   Ha...
School Contacts Mr. Balsom Mrs. Wilson Ms. Predovich                  15
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    1. 1. Cooperative EducationLaura Secord Secondary School District School Board of Niagara
    2. 2. PartnershipBetween: The Student Co-op Teachers Employers Parents 2
    3. 3. What is Co-op? A planned learning experience Combines classroom learning with experience on the job Enables students to apply and refine skills and knowledge from a related course Usually a two-credit program Student will usually spend either a morning or afternoon at the workplace 3
    4. 4. What’s in it for students? Receive on-the-job training Expand upon skills studied at school Develop attitude and skills needed to work successfully Identify capabilities, limitations and strengths Become aware of demands of employers 4
    5. 5. What’s in it for students? Make more informed future career decisions Make connections in a field that interests them in the future – effect on resume Experience working with tools not available in the school system Builds self-confidence while working among adults Possible participation in OYAP program 5
    6. 6. How do students get into Co-op? Check off Co-op on their option sheet Fill out a Cooperative Education Application and submit to the Co-op Department Interviewed by Co-op Teacher to determine whether a suitable placement can be found Co-op Teacher attempts to match the placement with student’s academic and 6 career goals
    7. 7. Pre-Placement At the school Usually two weeks at beginning of the semester Topics:  Job Readiness and Interview Skills  Workplace Opportunities and Challenges  General Health and Safety Training, including an introduction to WHMIS  Responsibilities and Rights 7
    8. 8. Student Responsibilities Ensure all assignments and necessary paperwork is completed prior to starting at the placement Complete Orientation and Site-Specific Safety Training Make transportation arrangements Attend the placement regularly and punctually and report any absences Submit Weekly Reports outlining hours worked at the placement Write a Weekly Journal entry reflecting on your experiences Dress appropriately for the workplace 8
    9. 9. Student Responsibilities Attend in-school integration sessions as outlined by the co-op teacher Complete at least 220 hours combined work and school time for 2 co-op credits Work safely and diligently at all times Report any injuries immediately Exhibit excellent work ethic at all times Represent the school in a positive manner in the community 9
    10. 10. What’s in it for Employers? Increases the numbers of better-trained, better-prepared workers Provides skilled workers needed for today’s competitive market Attracts youth to industry sectors facing skill shortages Brings fresh, new ideas and perspectives into the workplace 10
    11. 11. What’s in it for Employers? Builds the leadership skills of your existing team Closer partnerships between schools and the community Cost-efficient, effective means of training future workforce Low-risk method of recruiting Economic Development and Growth enhanced with well-trained workforce 11
    12. 12. O.Y.A.P. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Allows students to begin working toward an apprenticeship during high school Must be tied to a co-op placement Sponsorship for OYAP does not mean sponsorship for the full apprenticeship Four Sectors: Construction, Industrial, Motive Power and Service Sectors 12
    13. 13. S.H.S.M. Specialist High Skills Major Enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge Includes at least one co-op placement in a related workplace Also sector-recognized certification and training DSBN currently runs 19 SHSM programs Laura Secord SHSM in Arts & Culture Construction, Communications, Hospitality, and Manufacturing A chance for employers to become important 13 partners
    14. 14. Recent Partners Norwood Stairs and Railings Allati Photo Studio Marlin Travel Big Brothers – Big Sisters Hairquarters Carstar Collision Bicknell Racing Products Ideal Plumbing Pine Street Dental Firestone Tire Centre Days Inn 14
    15. 15. School Contacts Mr. Balsom Mrs. Wilson Ms. Predovich 15
    16. 16. FOR INFORMATION ON-LINE:CO-OP:OYAP:

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