Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is off to another great year at Garth Webb Secondary School!

Our students are gaining a variety of experiences in areas such as automobile sales, graphic design, veterinary medicine, elementary education, acting and film production, child care and automobile service, just to name a few.  Click on the link for a wide range of companies who have supported our Co-op program to-date.  Co-op Employers

Co-op allows students to test-drive a career while gaining hands-on experience and developing employability and leadership skills.  Students can explore their interests and abilities in order to make more informed post-secondary pathway decisions.

How does the program work?

  •  Students are timetabled for a two period block as they are earning two credits
  • They spend the first two weeks of the semester completing pre-placement work which will     prepare them for their work experience
  • They complete an interview with the potential placement supervisor
  •  If successful, they begin their placement and work three hours every day in order to accumulate the necessary hours and meet the key learnings as set out on their Personalized Placement Learning Plan
  •  Students meet as a class once a month in order to reflect on their experiences and complete integration material

NEW On-line Research Co-op
  • allows students in grade 12 the opportunity to work with a leading researcher in a field of interest to the student
  • students are timetabled for one period 
  • students need to apply for this program and get two teacher references
How to get involved?

  •  Plan courses accordingly to include room for Co-op in grade 11 or 12 
  • Speak to Mrs.Trojanovic, the Co-op teacher, and students who are currently in the program to   learn about the many opportunities available in the program.
  • If you have a contact or would like to more information on how to become involved as a Co-op employer, please contact Mrs. Trojanovic. 
There are many specialized programs which include Co-op as a required component or where Co-op is strongly recommended.  To obtain more information about these programs visit