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M. Balsom (Program Leader)
J. Predovich                                      

Experiential Learning programs are planned learning experiences that take place in the community. They can help students make post secondary pathway and career decisions by helping them make connections between their classroom learning and the workplace. A Cooperative Education (co-op) program lets students try out career options and gain experience in a workplace setting while earning credits towards their OSSD. The combination of classroom (about 12%) and at-work (about 88%) hours is intended to give students a better feel for the workplace in general. All co-op students come through this program having had practical experience and the chance to develop the work habits, knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for success in the workplace.
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We at Laura Secord are very grateful for the contributions you have made to our Cooperative Education program in providing us with opportunities in the workplace to tryout new jobs, and have new experiences that we could never have without a college/university education. We thank you for your patience and hope to see you on our list of Employers in the future.
Click here to see some of our partners in education.


The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program is a unique "school to career" program specifically developed to prepare secondary school students to make a smooth transition from secondary school directly into their post secondary apprenticeship program. By participating in this program, secondary school students get a head start on their desired apprenticeship while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. See a Co-op teacher or the Guidance Department for more information.
Click here for the official OYAP website.