Cooperative Education

What is Co-op?

Co-op provides students with an opportunity to extend their classroom learning into the work world. Students explore career options and gather information they need to make informed decisions about their post-secondary destinations. Students get to know their strengths and learn valuable transferable skills for education and work. Co-op is a multi-credit option that includes a part or full day placement in the workplace. Students taking Co-op Education relate their Co-op to a subject that they are currently enrolled in or one that they have taken previously. All Co-op courses begin with an in-school pre-placement preparation program followed by the placement experience. At regular intervals throughout the course, Co-op students meet in class at the school to debrief and reflect on their placement experience.

Co-op at GDHS

Co-op Options and Details

2 week Pre-Placement

  • Job Search

  • Resume, cover letters and interview skills

  • Employment Health & Safety including WHMIS Awareness, MOL Worker Health & Safety, Violence & Harassment

  • Employment Standards

  • Confidentiality and Ethics related to the workplace

  • Completion of WSIB forms and required documentation

On the Job Training

  • Arrive to work daily to develop transferable skills and determine suitability for a career in a particular employment sector

  • Completion of a Learning Plan involving goal setting and reflection, track progress and skill development

  • Interact with supervisors and co-op teachers regarding progress

Cumulative Performance Task

  • Co-op Portfolio

  • Mastery Demonstration of Skills

  • Exit Interview

Where do students work in Coop?

Specialized Co-op Placements that require Early Application

Georgetown Hospital

The Georgetown Hospital offers a morning Co-op Placement where the student will be offered as wide a range of health care exposure as possible. This may include clinics, inpatient units, imaging and rehab. Students must have a high level of initiative and maturity. Students must complete a health surveillance form.

Application Deadlines:

Pick up an Application form and the Health Surveillance Form from the co-op office (221A)

Semester 1 - First Week in September

Semester 2 - First Week in January

Halton Paramedic Services

Halton Paramedic Services offers a full day (4 credit) co-op placement with the logistics department out of the Oakville Headquarters. This is a great opportunity for any students considering a career as a paramedic. Students must be able to get them to and from placement each day so it is recommended for grade 12 students.

Application Deadline:

Semester 1 - First Week in September

Semester 2 - FIrst Week in February

Application is to include Cover Letter and Resume

Police Safety Village

The HRPS offers one morning placement at the Safety Village. Please see the attached job description and application package. Please note that in order to apply students must:

  • Be a resident of Halton Region

  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Be at least 17 years old of age for this placement

Pick up a Placement Description and Application Form from the co-op office (221A)

Semester 1 - First Week in September

Semester 2 - First Week in January


The Military offers a full day (4 credit) paid co-op experience. In order to apply for this co-op

Application Process

Step 1:

  • Applicants must submit an online application on the FORCES.CA website.

Step 2:

Step 3:

  • An appointment will be made with the applicant to collect documents and for testing. Applicants under 18 years of age will require parental consent upon submission of their application.

Students should be in possession of:

  • Completed Application Package;

  • Official High School Transcript (report cards are not accepted);

  • Photo ID; and

  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian Birth Certificate or Citizenship Card)

Assigned Recruiters

Sgt McBride

905-569-8814 ext. 7610


Location Armoury Name Address

Georgetown, ON Col. J.R. Barber Armoury, 91 Todd Rd, Georgetown, L7G 4R8

TV Cogeco

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