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Experiential Learning

Specialized Co-Op, Re-Engagement Program

August 27, 2020

Specialized Co-Op Re-Engagement is a unique opportunity for students to earn credits toward their high school diploma that allows students to earn 3 high school credits in a semester.

Type of Experiential Learning: Work-Integrated Experiential Learning

What does it look like?

Specialized Co-Op Re-Engagement is a unique opportunity for students to earn credits toward their high school diploma that allows students to earn 3 high school credits in a semester. It involves workplace training combined with flexible delivery of the co-op curriculum, which is submitted weekly through the Internet, and may be done at a time convenient to the student.

Benefits

Students and Families

  • Provides flexibility for a unique profile of student who wishes to expand experience, skills, and contacts related to a work setting, while also gaining some academic credits

Employers and Community

  • Promotes youth engagement and profile of community placement or employer as progressive and supportive
  • Develops future talent and potential employees

Educators

  • Can complement school-related outcomes in areas such as attendance, social/emotional well-being, and mental health
  • May link directly to curricular learning outcomes

WRDSB Specialized Co-Op

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