Co-operative Education (Co-op)
Co-operative Education allows you, as an adult day student, to earn credits and gain practical workplace experience as you work toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students earn co-operative education credits by integrating classroom theory with planned learning experiences in the community.
- at least 21 years of age
- currently earning senior credits and working towards the completion of an OSSD
- have successfully completed at least one secondary school credit in the past 12 months through adult education
- demonstrated excellent employability skills, including good attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude and good work ethic
- Students can take up to four secondary school co-operative education credits in a trimester
- Students may take combine other courses at the Adult Education Centre in the morning with a half-day (two-credit) co-operative education course organized for afternoon.
- Meet with a co-operative education teacher to discuss the program, your interests and your progressing status toward the completion of an OSSD.
- Complete and return the co-operative education application form to one of the co-op teachers listed below.
- Students planning on placements in the vulnerable sector (i.e. schools, daycare centres, nursing homes, hospitals, social work, etc.) you are required to have a Criminal Records Check completed by the Peel Regional Police prior to the start of the trimester.
- If seeking a placement in the vulnerable sector, apply for Peel Regional Police Criminal Records Check at least eight weeks prior to the beginning of the co-operative education term.
Co-operative Education teacher contacts
Adult Education Centre South:
Anne Curran - 905-270-6000 ext. 6608
Adult Education Centre North:
Stephen Lysch – 905-791-6700 ext. 6407