Garth Webb Co-op students gain a variety of experiences in areas such as automobile sales, graphic design, veterinary medicine, elementary education, acting and film production, child care, and automobile service, just to name a few.
Co-op allows students to test-drive a career while gaining hands-on experience and developing employability and leadership skills. Students can explore their interests and abilities in order to make more informed post-secondary pathway decisions.
How does the program work?
Students select Co-op on their option sheet
They will then complete an online application sent to them by the Co-op teacher
Co-op teacher meets with the student, works with them to determine interests and placement options and to find an appropriate placement
Students are timetabled for a two period block as they are earning two credits
They spend the first two weeks of the semester completing preplacement work which will prepare them for their work experience
They complete an interview with the potential placement supervisor
If successful, they begin their placement and work 2.5 to 3 hours hours every day (either morning or afternoon) in order to meet the key learnings, goals, and course connections as set out on their Learning Plan
Students meet as a class once a month in order to reflect on their experiences and complete integration material
How to get involved?
Plan courses accordingly to include room for Co-op in grade 11 or 12
Speak to Mrs. Trojanovic, the Co-op teacher, and students who are currently in the program to learn about the many opportunities available in the program.
If you have a contact or would like to more information on how to become involved as a Co-op employer, please contact Mrs. Trojanovic.
There are many specialized programs which include Co-op as a required component or where Co-op is strongly recommended. To obtain more information about these programs visit http://www.haltonpathways.ca/.