Expectations of the Co-op Program
1. The goal of the program is to provide meaningful work experience that will give students the opportunity to develop career skills and explore career options. Each student should, in consultation with their parent/guardian, have seriously considered what type of work placement would be most beneficial to them.
2. Holidays and other absences are strongly discouraged as they make it very difficult to successfully complete the program.
3. Due to the limited number of students accepted in Co-op, and the difficulty in re-scheduling students who withdraw, students are encouraged to consider seriously their commitment to completing the program before they return this form.
4. The student will be expected to complete two three-week work placements. These work placements will require the students to work a regular workday (8 hours) five days a week. Variances with regards to part-time jobs and other extra-curricular activities can be accommodated but these need to be arranged before a placement is finalized.
5. The student will be expected to transport themselves to and from the work placements. The location of the student’s placement is decided in consultation with the student, but the student needs to make the teacher aware of any potential travel restrictions at the beginning of the Co-op semester.
6. The Career Education Department will be monitoring the students’ behaviour over the coming months and any infractions that would, in our opinion, affect the suitability of a student for a Career Program, could result in the removal of that student from the program.
Parent/Guardian must sign if the student is under 19 years of age.
Students indicate transportation access on a regular basis. Lack of transportation or use of public transportation could limit their choice of work placements.
Own Car ___________ Parent/Relative ________ Public Transportation ________