Co-operative Education

Limestone Learning Foundation

The Co-operative Education Program (co-op) allows students to earn credits by integrating course curriculum with learning at a work placement. Co-op programs are available in all secondary schools, and allow students to experience a career or area of interest before finalizing plans for post-secondary education, training or employment. Students in all pathways – apprenticeship, college, university, or the workplace – can participate.

The co-op program is designed to suit the student’s strengths, interests and needs. Co-op gives students the opportunity to see the relevance of their classroom learning in a work setting; develop essential skills and work habits; gain valuable work experience and an understanding of workplace expectations; and experience authentic and purposeful learning outside a traditional classroom setting.

Co-op placements can be designed to include up to four credits per semester to a maximum of 12 co-op credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students are monitored and supported in their learning by the placement supervisor and co-op teachers.

A cooperative education placement connected to a skilled trade, students can participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). For more information regarding skilled trades Ontario College of Trades or Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.