Connecting Occupational Opportunities Program (CO-OP) is a new program that connects high school students to employers for semester-long work experience and exploration.
Twelve students can participate in the CO-OP pilot from February 1 to June 15, 2018.
In the first three weeks, students will complete in-class work to prepare for their job with an emphasis on workplace health and safety. On the job, students will demonstrate responsibility and a strong work ethic to reflect their workplace’s practices and standards.
Students will receive a $1,500 honorarium and school credits for their time commitment and investment in the program.
CO-OP is open to students in Grades 11 and 12 who have at least a 90 per cent attendance record.
Students will be considered for the program based on: