Co-op Education

Co-opeducation

WELCOME TO SJAM CO-OP!

Cooperative education is a planned learning experience that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at the workplace. It allows students to “learn by doing” and “to do while learning”. The student has a chance to investigate and confirm career decisions before selecting work or post-secondary education destinations. It is an excellent opportunity for senior students to experience the world of work while obtaining high school credits. Students must complete an application and interview to be accepted into the cooperative education program at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School. Students need to keep in mind that employers expect a base foundation of knowledge and, as a result, students should have taken the related school course(s) prior to being placed in the workplace. The Fast Forward GLD – Discovering the Workplace package offers an extended classroom component to assist in the development of essential workplace skills. The workplace portion of the program allows students to transfer skills developed in the classroom to the world of work.

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Co-op courses offered at SJAM:

  • 2, 3 and 4 credit packages at both the grade 11 and 12 level
  • 2 credit package for grade 11 Fast Forward Students (GLD Package)

Teachers in the Co-op Department:

  • Mr. D. White (Co-op Coordinator)
  • Mr. N. Kloet
  • Ms. A. Newhall
  • Ms. E. Zimis