Halton Catholic District School Board

Cooperative Education

Co-op is a great opportunity to work during the school day in your desired field and see if this is the career for you. It is usually best to do this in your senior years, and you will need to see your co-op teacher at your school to see what jobs are available in different fields.

Examples of jobs: photography studios, hospital (i.e. Surgery, special care nursery), accounting, banking tellers, retail, automotive repair, filming, customer service etc.

What are some benefits to taking coop?

  • Explore various career fields.
  • Experiential learning of the workplace environment.
  • Raised awareness of workplace opportunities.
  • Develop transferable skills.
  • Build a network of contacts.
  • Attaining credits to your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Who can take Cooperative Education?

Any Grade 11 or 12 student that is graduating in any of the four pathways: workplace, apprenticeship, college or university.

How to apply:

Eligible students can apply for co-op by selecting it as an option at course selection time. Students must also complete a co-op application form and may be interviewed by the Co-op Teacher.


Get in touch with your school’s Co-op Teacher or Guidance Counselor for more information.


Don’t miss out on a chance to test-drive your future!