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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.

Students at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School have the opportunity to gain experience, in the world of work, that supports students in their various pathways through Co-operative Education.


Besides, the regular academic pathways; Graydon hosts two additional ones.  These include the school's two Specialist High Skills Majors sectors in Hospitality/Tourism and Non-Profit.  Students have the opportunity to gain "real world" working experiences by taking Co-operative Education.  While being registered in a Specialist High Skills Major, students also obtain specialized certifications and partake in numerous reach ahead/experiential learning opportunities.


The school's Dual Credits program gives students the opportunity to gain college and university credits, while attending high school. Any student interested in the Dual Credits program, should see the school's Co-operative education teachers for more details and how to register.


The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is another pathway offered to students. The work experience, in Co-operative Education, correlates to apprenticeship programming.  The program assists students, interested in the trade industry, to gain possible employment and apprenticeship certification. ​


Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School has a diverse school population.  As a result, Co-operative Education provides a pathway for all students; in all school programs.


Gordon Graydon's Co-operative Education teachers and contact information are detailed below.


Mrs. J. Rozario - ext. 442 - [email protected]

Mrs. V. Van Schepen - ext. 441 - [email protected]


Please contact either staff member if there are any questions about Co-operative Education programming.




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