Co-operative Education allows you, as an adult day school student, to earn credits and gain practical workplace experience towards earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students earn Co-operative Education credits by integrating classroom theory with planned learning experiences in the community.
Schedule a meeting with an Academic Pathway Guidance Counsellor. Meet to discuss the program, your interests, and your progress toward your educational goal.
Note: Students planning on placements in the vulnerable sector (i.e. schools, daycare centres, nursing homes, hospitals, social work, etc.) are required to have a Vulnerable Sector Back Ground Check completed by the Niagara Regional Police Records Department well in advance of starting your Cooperative Education placement.
- minimum 18 years of age
- currently earning senior credits and working towards the completion of an OSSD
- have successfully completed at least one secondary school credit in the past term or current term through adult education
- demonstrated excellent employability skills, including good attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude and good work ethic
- Students can take up to 10 secondary school Co-operative Education credits within 5 terms or 11 if summer school is available; or
- Students may combine cooperative education with teacher taught classes by choosing to attend half a day for each