Student Benefits from Cooperative Education

  • Earn credits towards your high school diploma. Note: two co-op credits can be used to fulfill the OSSD compulsory requirements
  • Gain practical work experience in areas that compliment your strengths, interests and educational needs
  • Gain entrance into a workplace not usually available to high school students prior to formal training
  • Learn new skills and knowledge outside the classroom
  • Include a practical component in high school to assist with choosing your post-secondary career
  • Develop your resume or portfolio to assist with your post-secondary applicationsĀ for work, university, college or apprenticeship
  • Establish contacts and references for future networking and employment opportunities
  • Develop the essential skills and work habits necessary for success in the workplace