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Title: Cooperative Education A Provincial Picture


1
Cooperative EducationA Provincial Picture
  • OCEA Spring Conference
  • Successful Transitions
  • May 2005
  • By Anne Sasman, Ministry of Education

2
Distribution of Students in Co-op By Grade,
2001-02 and 2002-03
3
Total Enrolment Provincial Figures
4
Double Cohort Study
  • A.J.C. King, Principal Investigator, Queens
    University
  • Phase 3 Report, April 2004
  • Sources of Information OCAS OUAC MOE student
    transcript info questionnaires school sample of
    150 schools interviews school calendars
    master timetables

5
Student Destinations Years 1999-2000 to Fall
2004
Source Alan King, Double Cohort Study 2005
Estimates
6
Post-Secondary Plans Involvement in Co-op Grade
11 (2003)
7
Location of Co-op Placements - Grades 11 12
(2003)
8
Reasons for Taking Co-op
9
Other Trends
  • Fewer students taking Co-op in Grade 11 in 2003
    probably due to earlier credit loss and increased
    graduation requirements
  • 68 of Grade 12 students not taking Co-op cited
    logistical constraints, only 32 said they were
    not interested
  • Almost ¼ of returning Grade 12 students take Co-op

10
Provincial Initiatives ImpactingCo-op
11
Student Success Program
  • Every student deserves a good outcome
  • 51M per year
  • Focus-Literacy, Numeracy Program Pathways
  • Pathways to Employability
  • Two new courses Discovering the Workplace
    (GLD20), Navigating the Workplace (GLN40)

12
Student Success New Announcement
  • Additional 1,300 secondary teachers by 2007-2008
    for English-language public boards (numbers for
    other jurisdictions soon) aimed at reducing the
    number of drop-outs/improving graduation rates
  • Student Success teachers in every school to work
    with struggling students
  • More sections of applied, LDCC, workplace/
    college prep., ESL, Co-op related courses,
    alternative programs

13
Technological Education
  • 20M 2004-05 Funding for broad-based
    technological education capital equipment
  • 25M additional grant for technological education
    needs for all tech. subjects
  • Boards must develop multi-year plans addressing 5
    Areas Program Pathways, Community Partnerships,
    Professional Development Capacity for
    Leadership, Curriculum Equipment/Facility

14
Learning to 18 Pilot Funding
  • February June 2005 to scale up programs aimed
    at reducing drop-outs re-engaging youth who left
    without diploma providing school-to-work
    school-to-apprenticeship programs
  • 18 M for 105 Projects program pathways to
    apprenticeship and other sectors, alternative
    programs to re-engage students programs to
    re-connect drop-outs credit recovery
    remediation targeted groupsaboriginal,
    homeless expansion of Co-op college link
    programs programming strategies for Grade 9 10

15
Ontario Skills Passport
  • The OSP is now available at http//skills.edu.gov
    .on.ca username is osp password is password
  • Boards have received 18K to build capacity for
    its use in two new courses (GLD20, GLN40) and in
    Co-op programs
  • OSP training via web conference facilitated
    through Curriculum Services Canada

16
Provincial Supports for Co-op Teachers
  • PPLP and Assessment Evaluation
  • Workplace Health Safety

17
PPLP Training Resources
  • Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP)
    Components and Related Rich Tasks Quality
    samples (30) including GLD20 GLN40
  • Web-based training on developing PPLPs and
    Assessment Evaluation (on-going)
  • Both available at www.curriculum.org.

18
Success 5 Years of Health and Safety
1999 2004/02005 15
young worker deaths that year 24
reduction in serious (lost time) injuries
reported by Ontario teens 45,000 injuries
reported to WSIB 5 young worker
fatalities in 2004 (3 teens). None to date in
2005. 3 high profile YW fatalities in
the previous 5 years 45 reduction in
traumatic injuries of young Ontario workers
from 1999 2003 (reported by Canadian
Hospitals). All other provinces
are the same or have increased up to 25 YWAP
student awareness program
Ministry of Education
WSIB premiums for cooperative
education students cut in half and surcharges
eliminated. WSIB social marketing posters,
radio and TV ads Live Safe! Work
Smart! Binders and CDs Grade 9/10 and
11/12 First year of health and safety in the new
4 year Live Safe! Work Smart! For
cooperative Education Curriculum
WorkSmartOntario website and
resources Live Safe! Work Smart! Grade 9/10
launched in Fall of 2000 through Education
training sessions Live Safe! Work
Smart! For teachers of students with special
learning needs
YWAP and WSIB Social Marketing still in
place Rob Ellis presentations
reinforce teacher messages across the province
19
24 reduction in serious (lost time) injuries to
Ontario teens in just 3 years!
20
  • Passport to Safety is national online health and
    safety challenge designed to provide young people
    with the basic knowledge of health and safety
    they need to be ready for job-specific training
    in a workplace. When they've successfully
    completed the challenge students receive a
    certificate to attach to their resumes. Thanks to
    funding from the WSIB, Passport to Safety tests
    and lifetime memberships for your students are
    FREE (regular cost 9).
  • Over 80,000 memberships/test have been ordered
    by Ontario teachers
  • Manitowadge High school 99 of the school
    population completed the test and won a
  • MUCH video dance party for their school
  • In Sault Ste Marie, a Co-op teacher ensured
    every student completed Passport to Safety
  • for their portfolios to bring for their job
    interviews. A student arriving at Soo Mill was
    told
  • by the employer they would be required to
    complete Passport to Safety. The student was
  • able to produce the certificate/transcript
    from their school portfolio. Brilliant!
  • To keep the funding going which makes the test
    FREE for Ontario, teachers must ORDER
  • and USE the free tests

    Check out www.PassporttoSafety.com and
follow the link for Ontario Teachers to access
more information, the order form and more!
21
Passport to Prosperity
  • Employer recruitment marketing campaign
  • In 26 communities across the province Business
    Education Councils and Local Training Boards
    facilitate partnerships between schools the
    business community to provide opportunities for
    students
  • Over 23,000 employers have joined the campaign
  • Key partners Human Resources Professionals of
    Ontario, Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Federation
    of Independent Business, Toronto Board of Trade

22
The Challenges Facing Co-op2005 - 2010
  • Developing program models to meet the needs of
  • Students at risk of dropping out or who have
    dropped out and would benefit from Co-op
  • Pathways programs where students do early and
    multiple Co-op placements
  • Students with special needs

23
Further Challenges
  • Expanding the placement base to more closely
    reflect the career interests of students
  • Supporting more students doing experiential
    learningearlier and more frequent job shadowing,
    work experience, Co-op
  • Maintaining credibility of credit with strong
    PPLPs with Assessment Evaluation based on
    related course.

24
Why Experiential Learning?
  • To find out what one is fitted to do,
  • and to secure an opportunity to do it,
  • is the key to happiness."
    -John Dewey
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