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Title: Cooperative Education St. Patricks High School

Co-operative EducationSt. Patricks High School
  • Welcome
  • What is Co-op?
  • Program statistics
  • What are our responsibilities?
  • How can you help?

What is co-op?
  • Co-operative education is a partnership between a
    student, a teacher, parents and a community
  • Student benefits include
  • Informed decisions (Educational/Career Plan)
  • Acquire relevant knowledge and skills about
    specific careers
  • Acquire general employability skills
  • Personal growth

Program Structure
  • Students complete 25 hours in class, studying
    such topics as
  • job searching and interview skills
  • professionalism
  • workplace safety
  • personality/aptitude testing and analysis

Program Structure
  • Students then are placed in a workplace for 100
  • must have a direct supervisor
  • will function as an employee while still being
    supervised by their teacher
  • no pay received
  • may do paid work (if offered by employer) outside
    of co-op hours

Statistics St. Pats 2003/2004
  • of applicants 10
  • of participants 10
  • of community co-operators 9
  • Teacher Mr. John Cochrane (QEH)

2003-04 Enrollment in other HRSB schools
  • Dartmouth High 35
  • Sackville High 75
  • Millwood 60
  • Auburn 65
  • Prince Andrew 50
  • QEH 75

Community Cooperators 2003/04
The Westin Nova Scotia (culinary
arts) Collideascope
(computer animation) Northumberland College
(massage therapy) DaVinci Institute
(graphic design) St.
Josephs A. MacKay School (teacher) Shannon
Steward Photography (photography) Halifax
Veterinary Hospital (veterinary
medicine) Dent Paint King Inc.
(auto repair) Capital Health
Implementation Policy
  • 16 years of age
  • In-school component 25 hours
  • Full credit courses 100 hrs in placement
  • Required teacher visitation 1 visit every 25 hrs
  • Learning and evaluation plan
  • Assignments and journal writing
  • Employer evaluation
  • Employability skills portfolio
  • Co-op completed during after school/weekends,
    summer, during free periods. (8 summer in 2003)
  • No pay
  • Maximum 5 credits at high school

Student Responsibilities
  • Complete all program requirements
  • Maintain a constantly professional attitude on
    the job and in class
  • Maintain adequate grades and excellent attendance
    in regular courses
  • Communicate regularly with the co-op teacher and
    the placement supervisor

Teacher Responsibilities
  • Ensure students are prepared for the program and
    especially for the job placement
  • Supervise students progress at the placement
  • Communicate regularly with employers and students
  • Complete all evaluation and preparation as for a
    regular course

Employer Responsibilities
  • Ensure workplace safety for co-op students
  • Provide training and supervision
  • Provide informal and formal evaluation
  • Communicate regularly with student and teacher

Parent Responsibilities
  • Arrange transportation to and from placement with
    the student
  • Discuss progress in class and in placement with
  • Help student determine career interests and
    educational plan for the future
  • Communicate any concerns to the co-op teacher

How can I help?
  • Provide contact information for possible
  • Discuss your job with students (/-)
  • Offer services as a guest speaker

Questions or concerns
  • Laura Stiles-Clarke
  • Cell 489-1350
  • School Office 421-6713
  • Watch for co-op website to be posted in June on