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Connecting Occupational Opportunities Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Connecting Occupational Opportunities Program (CO-OP) is a new program that connects high school students to employers for semester-long work experience and exploration.

PILOT PERIOD

Students can participate in the CO-OP pilot from February 4 to June 14, 2019.

WHAT TO EXPECT

In the first two weeks, students will complete in-class work to prepare for their job with an emphasis on workplace health and safety. Students will then be matched with an employer and work on site for the remainder of their placement, with the exception of four days at school to meet with the CO-OP supervisor. On the job, students will demonstrate responsibility and a strong work ethic to reflect their workplace’s practices and standards.

HONORARIUM AND CREDITS

Students will receive a $1,500 honorarium and up to 20 school credits for their time commitment and investment in the program.

CRITERIA 

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:

  • teacher references
  • interviews with Edmonton Public Schools and the employer
  • availability of the placement request 

APPLY NOW 

Apply for the 2018-19 CO-OP program by November 30, 2018