Welcome to Westlane Co-op!
What is Cooperative Education?
- Experiential learning for Grade 11 and 12 students
- An opportunity to gain experience in the world of work under the supervision of a teacher and professionals in the community
- Allows students an opportunity to explore a career area with the intent of planning for university, college or post-secondary employment
- Designed for the students to have on-the-job work experience for half-day blocks either in the morning or the afternoon for one full semester
- Students receive TWO credits for this out-of-school experience
- All day co-ops are also available in each semester which allow a student to earn FOUR credits
- Students are monitored regularly by the Cooperative Education teacher and they will receive formal appraisals from their employer at each site
- Westlane participates in the Brock University Science Mentorship Program and the Student Science & Technology Online Research Coop.
Who Can Apply?
- All students who are planning to attend college, university or enter post-secondary employment
- Students who wish to participate in any cooperative education program must select this as an elective on their course selection sheets between their Grade 10 and Grade 11 year
What Can I Do to Prepare?
- Plan your secondary school courses for Grades 9 through 12 carefully by including a co-op component in your pathway
- Speak to the Co-Op teacher (Mr. Mazzone), your teachers and any students who have already participated in the Cooperative Education program for more information