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Co-operative Education

All students, regardless of their postsecondary destination, have the opportunity to take co-op. Cooperative Education is a planned learning experience, for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace. Two co-op credits can count towards a student's compulsory requirements in Groups 1, 2 and/or 3.

Cooperative Education Program

"Learning from Experience"

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."  -- Francis of Assisi

Students continue to excel in their placements, making connections to their learning and the world of work, enjoying varied learning environments thanks to the continued support of local employers.



Some students have chosen APPRENTICEABLE TRADES and are being signed on by supportive employers.  Students can start an apprenticeship after they have acquired 16 credits and are 16 years of age, usually in grade 11.  Coop hours can be included for their apprenticeship hours. This gives them a great start at their career when they graduate.

Student signings begin in May.                       


"Apprenticeships for women" is a huge focus for SCI and the SCDSB. There are several opportunities for girls to explore the opportunities for themselves, including FUTURE BUILDING – Tues. May 5th at Bingeman Park,Waterloo. (both male and female students)


Apprenticeships for all – Wed. May 13th – Skilled Trades Exploration @ Midland Campus, Georgian College. Apprenticeships continue to be a strong career focus for many SCI Coop students.  Others are exploring potential career pathways leading to work, college or university.



Cooperative Education is a great way for students to explore any work environment, including, medical, social services, educational, accounting, administrative and business management, the arts, the environment, trades and so much more. We will assist student to explore any potential career opportunities; a GREAT way to determine if they have an interest or aptitude for their careers/studies of choice. Students can earn 14 of their 30 credits in Cooperative Education studies, learning in the environment of their choice.




We greatly appreciate the support of employers in assisting students to explore so many different career opportunities.

Career Fair is Wed. May 20th

Student displays in the Library during Periods 1 & 2


Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.


Mrs. Walsh                                        Mr. Morris