Co-operative education is
a perfect opportunity to assist students entering the workforce in making
educational and career related decisions.
The purpose is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable
them to meet success in the Canadian workplace and to obtain valuable
work experience to help achieve their career goals. Students normally
understake a semestered co-operative education program. They divide their
time between school and the workplace, spending at least half the day
with the employer. School credits are awarded for successful on-the-job
experience after a joint evaluation by the employer and the teacher.