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Connecting Occupational Opportunities Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Connecting Occupational Opportunities Program (CO-OP) is a new program that connects high school students to employers for semester-long work experience and exploration.

PILOT PERIOD

Twelve students can participate in the CO-OP pilot from February 1 to June 15, 2018.

WHAT TO EXPECT

In the first three weeks, students will complete in-class work to prepare for their job with an emphasis on workplace health and safety. On the job, students will demonstrate responsibility and a strong work ethic to reflect their workplace’s practices and standards.

HONORARIUM AND CREDITS

Students will receive a $1,500 honorarium and school credits for their time commitment and investment in the program.

CRITERIA 

CO-OP is open to students in Grades 11 and 12 who have at least a 90 per cent attendance record.

Students will be considered for the program based on:

  • teacher references
  • interviews with Edmonton Public Schools and the employer
  • availability of the placement request