Cooperative (Co-op) Education

Cooperative Education, or "co-op", is an experiential learning work program. Students can apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • experience hands-on learning
  • "test-drive" career options
  • see the relevance of their classroom learning develop the essential skills and habits required in the workplace
  • gain valuable work experience to help build a resumé for postsecondary programs and future employment

Students interested in participating in co-op should speak with their guidance counsellor prior to making their course selections.

HWCDSB Cooperative Education Handbook