Co-operative Education programs are offered at 26 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) Secondary Schools. Co-op programs provide students with workplace experiences to develop and recognize their own strengths, interests, and skills with respect to expectations in the workplace; deepen their understanding of educational and career/life opportunities available to them; explore the specific skills and education or training required to pursue these opportunities; and set goals, make plans to achieve their goals, and prepare for their transition from secondary school to their initial post¬secondary destination. Workplace supervisors and the co-operative education teacher are mentors to students providing guidance and support. Teachers support students in reflecting on their workplace experiences and capturing their learning in their Individual Pathways Plan (IPP).
Co-op help students see the connections between what they are learning in school and its relevance and application beyond the classroom. These connections help raise students’ awareness of how learning and work opportunities relate to their strengths, interests and the opportunities available to them in secondary school and beyond (apprenticeship, college, community living, university, or workplace).
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a specialized program that enables students who are 16 years of age or older, have earned 16 credits and are participating in a co-operative education program in an apprenticeship occupation. More information about the Co-operative Education or OYAP programs please visit:
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