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Co-operative Education
A way of learning outside the
classroom, allowing students to
work in their field of interest,
whil...
Who can take co-op?
 Grade 11 or 12 students
 Students in all pathways
Apprenticeship
College
University
Workplace
How many credits can you earn?
 Co-op can be...
 1 credit (gr. 12 TA program)
 2 credit (morning or afternoon co-op)
 ...
What do you need to graduate?
18 compulsory credits
4 credits in English; 3 credits in mathematics; 2 credits in science; ...
Program Structure
 Pre-Placement
 Job Readiness
 Health & Safety
 Employment Laws
 Work Placement
 110 hours per cre...
Sample Schedule
For two credit co-op, it is either in the MORNING…
Period 1 – Co-op
Period 2 – Co-op
Period 3 – Lunch
Peri...
…or the AFTERNOON, in which case your timetable
would look something like this…
Period 1 – Law
Period 2- French
Period 3 –...
University Bound?
 Co-op credits DO NOT count as one of the 6
U/M credits to get into University
 They DO count towards ...
College Bound?
 Co-op enhances applications to college programs,
especially those that require:
 an interview
 a portfo...
Workplace Bound?
 Get started on a career now…
 Allows for experience in a
supportive environment
 Through Co-op, many
...
Pursuing Skilled Trades?
 Start by taking co-op in a trade area of interest:
 Construction (Mason, Millwright, Electrici...
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship
Program (OYAP)
 Opportunity for students to
explore and gain skills in
apprenticeship occupa...
 A Grade 11 or 12 subject credit will be linked
to the type of co-op placement
 The co-op credits earned are academicall...
Sciences
Paediatrician’s Office
Dentistry
Naturopathy…
Pet Care
Veterinarian Assistant
•Pharmacy
•Medical Lab
•Hospital
•Physiotherapy
•Environmental
Science
Family Studies
•Cook
•Pastry Chef
Hairdresser, Cosmetician
Visual Arts
•Fred Varley
Art Gallery
•Graphic Arts
•T-Shirt
Design
Math / Physics/Technology
Auto Service
Technician
Apprentice
Electrician
Carpentry
Plumber

Sheet Metal Worker/HVAC Service
Math / Physics / Computer Engineering
Engineering:
- Electrical
- Mechanical
- Computer
etc.
History
•Textile Museum of
Canada
•Markham Museum
•Teacher Assistant
Law
Law Office, Courts, Legal Clinics
Business
•Accounting
•Marketing
•Human Resources
•Financial Planning
•Mortgage Broker
Comm Tech
TV/ Video
Production
Computer Science
•Software developer
•Computer technician
•IT services
Teacher’s Assistant
Other Co-op Experiences
 SUMMER CO-OP in COSTA RICA
 2-credit package
 Students eligible after grade 10
 Earn two (2) ...
Other Co-op Experiences
 INTERNATIONAL CO-OP in Ecuador
 ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 6-credit package (including 3 U ...
Other Co-op Experiences
 offered in 2nd semester only
 must be a full day co-op
 students are selected by the
Canadian ...
But there’s more and more
compelling research and
evidence to support these
programs…
Ontario’s Skills Gap (The Conference Board of Canada)
 Survey of 1,538 Ontario employers –
covering over 760,000 employee...
Benefits of Co-op
 Earn 2 to 4 high school credits
 Reinforces pathway decisions
 Develop contacts and provides referen...
Steps to take. . .
 Choose Co-op on Career Cruising
 Pick up application package from the Co-op office
 Return applicat...
Co-op Education
is for everyone!
And if YOU own a business or
work in Markham…
You too can offer an opportunity for a co-op student to:
• Obtain new skills...
Coop presentation 2015 for website
Coop presentation 2015 for website
Coop presentation 2015 for website
Coop presentation 2015 for website
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  1. 1. Co-operative Education A way of learning outside the classroom, allowing students to work in their field of interest, while earning one to four high school credits.
  2. 2. Who can take co-op?  Grade 11 or 12 students  Students in all pathways Apprenticeship College University Workplace
  3. 3. How many credits can you earn?  Co-op can be...  1 credit (gr. 12 TA program)  2 credit (morning or afternoon co-op)  4 credit (full day co-op)
  4. 4. What do you need to graduate? 18 compulsory credits 4 credits in English; 3 credits in mathematics; 2 credits in science; 1 credit in Canadian history; 1 credit in Canadian geography; 1 credit in the arts; 1 credit in health and physical education; 1 credit in French as a second language; 0.5 credit in career studies; 0.5 credit in civics Plus one credit from each of the following groups: GROUP 1: additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a Native language, or a classical or an international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education** GROUP 2: 1 additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or cooperative education* GROUP 3: 1 additional credit in science, or technological education, or cooperative education* In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete: ✓ 12 optional credits ✓ 40 hours of community involvement ✓ the provincial literacy requirement * A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits.
  5. 5. Program Structure  Pre-Placement  Job Readiness  Health & Safety  Employment Laws  Work Placement  110 hours per credit earned spent at work site  Monitoring teacher visits throughout semester  Evaluation at workplace counts for 35% of mark with input from supervisor through Personalized Placement Learning Plan  Integration  Reflection  Workplace Issues  Projects
  6. 6. Sample Schedule For two credit co-op, it is either in the MORNING… Period 1 – Co-op Period 2 – Co-op Period 3 – Lunch Period 4 – Class (ex. English) Period 5 – Class (ex. Biology)
  7. 7. …or the AFTERNOON, in which case your timetable would look something like this… Period 1 – Law Period 2- French Period 3 – Lunch Period 4 – Co-op Period 5 – Co-op
  8. 8. University Bound?  Co-op credits DO NOT count as one of the 6 U/M credits to get into University  They DO count towards your compulsory credits  It helps those applying for professional programs  Vet , lawyer, dentist, medicine, social work, etc  It allows you to test these careers before making the financial commitment
  9. 9. College Bound?  Co-op enhances applications to college programs, especially those that require:  an interview  a portfolio  an audition  experience  Examples: journalism, radio & TV, ECE, Graphic Arts, Interior design, social work, paramedic, vet technician, photography, theatre arts, music, dental assistant . .
  10. 10. Workplace Bound?  Get started on a career now…  Allows for experience in a supportive environment  Through Co-op, many students are hired by their placements
  11. 11. Pursuing Skilled Trades?  Start by taking co-op in a trade area of interest:  Construction (Mason, Millwright, Electrician, Carpenter, Ironworker, Painter, Plumber, Heating & A/C, Sheet Metal worker… )  Industrial (Machinist, Sheet Metal Worker, Cabinet Maker, Mould Maker, Printer Technician, Tool & Die. . .)  Motive Power (Auto Service Technician, Auto Body, farm equipment mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, …)  Service Trades (Baker, Cook, Hairstylist, Horticulturist, Radio & TV Service Technician…)
  12. 12. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)  Opportunity for students to explore and gain skills in apprenticeship occupations  Students can start their apprenticeship while in co-op  Co-op hours count toward apprenticeship hours  Accelerated OYAP & Dual Credits
  13. 13.  A Grade 11 or 12 subject credit will be linked to the type of co-op placement  The co-op credits earned are academically based… Connecting to the Curriculum
  14. 14. Sciences Paediatrician’s Office Dentistry Naturopathy…
  15. 15. Pet Care Veterinarian Assistant
  16. 16. •Pharmacy •Medical Lab •Hospital
  17. 17. •Physiotherapy •Environmental Science
  18. 18. Family Studies •Cook •Pastry Chef
  19. 19. Hairdresser, Cosmetician
  20. 20. Visual Arts •Fred Varley Art Gallery •Graphic Arts •T-Shirt Design
  21. 21. Math / Physics/Technology Auto Service Technician Apprentice
  22. 22. Electrician
  23. 23. Carpentry Plumber 
  24. 24. Sheet Metal Worker/HVAC Service
  25. 25. Math / Physics / Computer Engineering Engineering: - Electrical - Mechanical - Computer etc.
  26. 26. History •Textile Museum of Canada •Markham Museum •Teacher Assistant
  27. 27. Law Law Office, Courts, Legal Clinics
  28. 28. Business •Accounting •Marketing •Human Resources •Financial Planning •Mortgage Broker
  29. 29. Comm Tech TV/ Video Production
  30. 30. Computer Science •Software developer •Computer technician •IT services
  31. 31. Teacher’s Assistant
  32. 32. Other Co-op Experiences  SUMMER CO-OP in COSTA RICA  2-credit package  Students eligible after grade 10  Earn two (2) high school co-op credits  Spend one (1) week in Canada and three (3) weeks in Costa Rica, Central America … in July  Minimum 15 years of age / completion of Grade 10  See flyers for information meetings  If interested visit the following website  www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/ice , or  Contact Kelly LeBlanc (teacher at Milliken Mills H.S.) at kelly.leblanc@yrdsb.edu.on.ca or 905-477-0072 ext. 193
  33. 33. Other Co-op Experiences  INTERNATIONAL CO-OP in Ecuador  ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  6-credit package (including 3 U credits)  Pre-requisites: Spanish; Gr.11 English (UorM); Cndn & World Studies OR Social Science & Humanities  Offered in 2nd semester only and attend host school (Thornlea) in 2nd semester  Register THIS year for NEXT year’s program  If interested visit the following website  www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/ice , or  Contact Mr. Peacock at 905-Thornlea S.S. 905-889-9696 ext. 337
  34. 34. Other Co-op Experiences  offered in 2nd semester only  must be a full day co-op  students are selected by the Canadian Armed Forces MILITIA CO-OP
  35. 35. But there’s more and more compelling research and evidence to support these programs…
  36. 36. Ontario’s Skills Gap (The Conference Board of Canada)  Survey of 1,538 Ontario employers – covering over 760,000 employees  Completed to find out what occupations, skills, and credentials employers require to bridge skills gaps  23 occupations show evidence of shortages, mainly in high-skill areas (including some areas of business, finance, and administration; natural and applied sciences and health occupations)
  37. 37. Benefits of Co-op  Earn 2 to 4 high school credits  Reinforces pathway decisions  Develop contacts and provides references in your field of interest  Develop self confidence  Provides valuable work experience and helps close the SKILLS GAP  Complete program requirements for SHSM
  38. 38. Steps to take. . .  Choose Co-op on Career Cruising  Pick up application package from the Co-op office  Return application to Co-op office  Attend interview with Co-op teacher (invited via through homeroom)
  39. 39. Co-op Education is for everyone!
  40. 40. And if YOU own a business or work in Markham… You too can offer an opportunity for a co-op student to: • Obtain new skills • Be a productive team member • Experience a career field • Add to their growth and maturity • Bring fresh ideas to your organization • And, PERHAPS help YOU close your skills gap… Contact Jennifer Black in the co-op office at ext. 370 THANK YOU!

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