Let’s talk CO-OP!
Questions commonly asked:
We will go over specific Brooklin High School Co-op questions during our pre-placement days. Here are some of the most common Q's:
When can I sign up for co-op?
You can sign up in your grade 10 or 11 year for our grade 11 and 12 programs at course selection time. Please be sure to follow the correct procedure for applying. The procedure is listed in this website, on the "Applying to Co-op at Brooklin High School" page.
You should consider your educational and professional goals. For example, if you are thinking about a career in education, perhaps working in an elementary school setting is a great option. If you are interested in working in trades as an automotive technician, you should consider a placement at a local automotive service establishment. You will see in our placements section, we have a tremendous variety of placements to offer. Please keep in mind that you are free to set up your own placement if you have a connection to an employer, and our co-op department can set up a new placement if you have a specific place in mind.
We meet as a class in the library for pre-placement days. These are really important days where we go over procedures for the semester, introduce the final project, talk safety and rights of workers, and go over employable skills. You will have an orientation day during your pre-placement days to attend, then when all of your pre-placement classwork and forms are completed, you are off to your placement.
During our pre-placement days, you will join REMIND to receive and send messages, and all of our school work and logs are posted on Google Classroom. You will be invited to join Google Classroom during our pre-placement days as well. As a co-op student, the expectation is that you stay up to date with your work and logs and are responsible in keeping up.
1 credit: 110 hours
2 credits: 220 hours
3 credits: 330 hours
4 credits: 440 hours
Your Work Education Agreement. This form will be given to you on your first day in co-op and specifies your agreed hours that you are working and ensures that you are covered under the W.S.I B.
Co-op logs document what you do during your placements and alerts your teacher to anything requiring intervention. It also ensures that all of your hours are counted so that you can receive your credits.
Once or twice every two weeks.
You receive Ontario Secondary School credits for your co-op placement in addition to really valuable networking experience for possible future employment with your placement, should they choose to hire you after completing your placement.
In-school integration sessions are days that you share your experiences with your teacher, fellow classmates, and learn more about being a great employee. It is also an opportunity to keep up to date on other co-op assignments and provide you with more employment skills. They happen monthly.
Attendance issues, or really inappropriate behavior or actions while at your placement. You could also be removed if your break the code of conduct at Brooklin High School.
In addition, you will be required to stay at the school if you get behind with your co-op class work or your logs.