Career & Co-operative Education Coordinator
Why join Co-op?
Co-op students gain relevant work experience while helping to finance their education.
Students in Co-op programs gain a broader understanding of the career options available in a variety of employment settings and become confident in applying educational skills in the work place.
Students receive Co-op designation on their diploma upon completing their studies.
What are the Co-op requirements?
- Students must attend an interview with the Co-operative Education Program Coordinator for entrance into the Program.
- Students must attend all Employability Skills Workshops prior to a work placement. All assignments for each workshop must be completed prior to applications being accepted for positions.
- Students must maintain regular classroom attendance during academic terms prior to any work placement.
- Students must obtain a "Pass" mark in all courses as well as achieve a GPA of 2.0 where applicable.
- It is each student's responsibility to apply for positions made available through the Co-op office as well as other Co-op related positions. Final selection is at the discretion of the employers. Although the College will make a "best effort" to assist the students, a work placement is not guaranteed.
- All first year courses must be completed before going on the first work term.
- Payment of fees for the first Co-op work-term are due upon acceptance into the Co-op program. Subsequent fees are due at the beginning of each Co-op work-term.
- One year work terms begin in January
- Students must have 45 credits before going on their work terms in January (for Business Administration and Computer Information Systems only).
How do I apply for Co-op?
- Complete the application and questionnaire.
- You will be contacted by the Career & Co-operative Education Coordinator to arrange an interview.
What are my responsiblities as a Co-op student in a work term?
- During their placements, Co-op students act as ambassadors for Keyano College
Co-op programs. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of excellence and professional conduct.
- Ensure the acceptance of the work term placement by reporting to work and fulfilling the term of employment to the best of his/her ability.
- Respect employer policies, procedures and confidentiality.
- Conform to conditions of employment including: pay, working hours, overtime, suitable dress.
- Keep the Coordinator informed of changes of address, phone, email.
- Consult with the Coordinator if problems arise during the work term.
- Accept employer feedback as an opportunity for improvement and personal development.
- Complete and submit all assignments during your work term.