All students, regardless of their postsecondary destination, have the opportunity to take co-op. Cooperative Education is a planned learning experience, for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace.

In Cooperative Education, students apply knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom to real employment experiences through personalized placement learning plans. Two credit co-op students work in either mornings or afternoons in businesses and community organizations in Orillia and the surrounding area. Four credit co-op students work for the entire day. The 2 and 4 credit programs allow students in grade 11 and 12 to develop job search skills, experience the job application process, and learn employability /industry specific skills.

Benefits of Co-op:

  • experience hands-on learning
  • "test-drive" career options
  • earn credits in a variety of subject areas
  • explore different career paths
  • develop skills and habits required in the workplace
  • meet your Specialist High Skills Major requirement
  • get connected with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • gain valuable work experience that will help build a resume for post secondary programs and future employment

More information about Cooperative Education.

More information about Cooperative Education at Twin Lakes Secondary School.