Co-operative Education (Co-op)
Interested in a Co-op student? – click on the form below
Co-operative education is a credit course that provides the opportunity to use what is learned in the classroom and apply it in the workplace. Co-op is an opportunity to “try out” a career and can help with making decisions about your future. You will also develop work habits, attitudes and transferable job skills necessary for a successful transition to post-secondary education or the workplace. At Grand River Collegiate we offer 2-credit afternoon and 4-credit all day Co-op.
How To Participate
Students can apply to take a co-operative education program during course selection time. Once selected an application must be filled out. (distributed at Co-op meeting) Before beginning a Co-op placement, you will attend pre-placement classes to help prepare for the workplace (3-4 weeks at the start of each term).
How Does Co-operative Education Help Students Meet Diploma Requirements?
- Co-operative education credits may be used to meet up to two of the 18 compulsory credit requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- Students must also earn 12 optional credits through the OSSD. There is no limit on the number of optional credits that may be earned through co-operative education courses.
- Under the ministry-approved framework for the new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) designation within the OSSD, students must earn a minimum of two co-operative education credits as one of the five required components of a SHSM. Co-operative education credits are also a required component of other specialized programs, such as school-to-work and school-to-apprenticeship (OYAP) programs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or click on the form above and a teacher will be in touch shortly.
WRDSB – Co-op Website