The Co-operative Education Program at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School involves a partnership between education and business. Students start with two weeks of in-school lessons where they learn job interview and resume writing skills, complete quizzes to identify their interests, skills and abilities, review health and safety issues, and receive WHMIS training.
Students then begin their co-op placements. Placements can be in a wide variety of work areas including automotive, educational settings, health care areas, information technology, computer sales as well as office, clerical, and accounting.
These placements have provided students with challenging opportunities to apply and extend their knowledge and practice and refine the skills acquired in their related in-school courses. This year’s co-op students have had the opportunity to acquire skills that reflect the high standards of our local workplaces. Many thanks go out to the employers who volunteered their workplaces and their time to help supervise and encourage our co-op students