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Co-op at Streetsville Secondary

 

Streetsville SS offers:        

  • Two-credit Co-op (half day)
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  • Four-credit Co-op (full day)      
    

Most students choose the four-credit option because it works best with their timetable at Streetsville and gives them the most realistic trial of the real work world.    

 

Pre-Placement

          The co-op students attend pre-placement classes for the first two weeks of the semester to learn about the world of work. Pre-placement topics include:            
  • Job-Readiness Skills (Student Preparation for the Workplace)
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  • Health and Safety
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  • Ethics and Confidentiality
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  • Employment Standards Act and Human Rights Act
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  • Role of Labour Unions
    

Integration

During their work placement, students attend integration classes one day every two weeks, where they share and reflect on their work experiences. Integration topics include:

  • Reflection and Analysis of Placement Experience
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  • Relation of Placement Experience to Related Course Expectations
  • Career Research
  • Labour Market Trends such as the Changing Role of Women in the Workforce
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  • Human Rights and Discrimination
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  • Employment Standards Act and Human Rights Act
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  • Role of Labour Unions
    

Work Placement

Following pre-placement, students begin their work placements, working daily hours arranged by the employer and co-op teacher.

Consider such exciting placements as:

Paramedic Assistant Auto Technician (Mechanic) Photographer
Administrative Assistant Firefighter Trainee Hairstylist
Event Planner Chef/Cook Bank Teller
Fashion Designer Computer Technician/Programmer Radio Broadcaster
Retail Store Clerk Daycare Attendant Carpenter
Librarian Law Clerk A/V Technician
Teacher's Assistant Construction Worker Medical Lab Technician

Centralized Placements (Competitive Placements Available to all Co-op Students in the Peel District School Board):
• Army Reserve
• Credit Valley Hospital
• Peel Regional Police
• Trillium Health Centre (Mississauga)
• Rogers Television (Mississauga)
• Mississauga News
• Brampton Guardian
• Brampton Emergency Services
• Brampton Court Administration

To learn more about centralized placements, visit http://www.peelsb.com/student/learning/co-op.htm

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  For more information on Co-operative Education at Streetsville, contact a co-op teacher or your guidance counsellor.