COOP @ SEE School: Work and Earn High School Credits!

Co-operative education offers students an opportunity to earn high school credits through a course that integrates classroom theory with learning experiences in a workplace. Students apply and further develop skills related to a high school course and career area of choice.


Why consider Co-op?

Students learn about themselves, the expectations of the world of work, and the realities of a profession while developing the work habits, attitudes, and job skills necessary for a successful transition from secondary school to post-secondary education or the workplace.

  • An opportunity to earn academic credits while exploring career and education choices
  • Earn credits towards your diploma
  • Make more informed education and career planning choices
  • Gain a competitive edge in more constrained economic times
  • Move more confidently into post-secondary education or the world of work
  • Gain valuable related experience as required for some post-secondary programs
  • Choose OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) as part of a skilled trade and have The Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities pay for your tuition for a registered apprenticeship.

How does it Work?

Co-op placements are available in a broad range of sectors including:

Health and Life Sciences
Performing and Visual Arts
Social and Community Services
Skilled Trades
Child Education
Culinary Arts
Computer Engineering
and more…

Placements are located and assessed by the Co-op teacher.

All placements are screened for providing real work experience in a safe learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, following safe practices, and providing supervised learning experiences.
Students are regularly monitored by their co-op teacher and have a Personalized Placement Learning Plan developed by all parties: teacher, supervisor, and student.

Who can apply?

 Co-op is available to any student with interest and commitment to exploring a career area of choice. It is open to students studying at the essential, college, or university level with a variety of post-secondary destinations: college, apprenticeship, university, or direct entry into the workplace. Although a student can apply in any grade, it is recommended that students be in grade 11 or 12 or as chosen by some, after earning a graduation diploma and before moving to post-secondary learning.


For more information, visit the TDSB website for Experiential Learning