Co-operative Education

Please visit the google site (link below) for more information about the Co-operative Education program opportunities at Lakeshore C.I.  


What Is Cooperative Education?

Cooperative Education 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.

How Does It Work?

Students can apply to take cooperative education when they are choosing their high school courses. They will need to complete an application, undergo an interview, and provide teacher references before being accepted.

Before starting in a co-op placement, students will attend "pre-placement" classes in school. These will prepare them for the workplace. Throughout the course, they will come back regularly for more scheduled classes.

There is no limit to the number of co-op credits students can take in secondary school; they can try out more than one occupation while still in high school! Plus up to two Cooperative Education credits can now count towards students' 18 compulsory credits.

Why Take Cooperative Education?

The co-op program allows students to "try out" an occupation, and helps them to make decisions about future careers and/or post secondary options. Students have the opportunity to network and develop work habits and job skills necessary for a successful transition from secondary school to post-secondary education, apprenticeships, or the workplace.

For more information: See your Guidance Counselor or go to Room 112 to speak with a Co-op teacher.