Co-operative education is a planned learning experience in the community for which students earn credits. The work placement enables students to earn credits by integrating classroom theory with learning experiences at the work site. The placements enable students to apply and extend their knowledge and to practise and refine the skills acquired in related courses.
Co-operative education involves partnerships with the community. The collaboration of students, teachers and placement supervisors is required for the development of personalized placement learning plans. Students are monitored by teachers, and are supported in their learning by the placement supervisor and Co-operative education teachers.
All schools provide a very broad range of co-operative education opportunities. Information on these programs is available from the Guidance & Career Education department and the co-operative education teachers in your school.
Visit the Co-operative Education section of the Peel board website for more information.