Welcome to the Co-operative Education Department

CoopCooperative Education is a ministry-approved program that 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.

Students can apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits. Co-op placements are arranged for students by their secondary school and must follow Ministry of Education policy and guidelines.

Who is it For?

Co-op programs are for secondary students who are heading for apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace.

Key Benefits at YMCI:

  • Experience hands-on learning
  • Test-drive” career options
  • See the relevance of their classroom learning
  • Earn credits through workplace experience
  • Develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
  • Gain valuable work experience that will help build a resumé for postsecondary programs and future employment.

Apprenticeship (OYAP)

OYAPOYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

 

 

 

Co-operative Education Courses

     

Grade 10

Co-operative Education