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Co-operative Education

Coop experience gives you the confidence to pursue your dreams!


Cooperative education - or co-op - is a credit course during which students learn through workplace and classroom experiences.

In co-op, students use what they have learned in a school subject by applying it in the workplace. The program allows students to "try out" an occupation and helps them to make decisions about future careers. Students develop work habits, attitudes and job skills necessary for a successful transition from secondary school to post-secondary education or the workplace.

How students can participate: Students can apply to take cooperative education when they are choosing their high school courses at option time. They will need to complete an application and interview process before being accepted. Before starting in a co-op placement, students will attend "pre-placement" classes in school to prepare them for the workplace, and then 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, so 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!

To apply for a cooperative education program visit CTS Student Services Office.