education is a planned learning experience that integrates classroom
theory and learning experiences at a workplace. Cooperative education
enables the student to apply and refine the knowledge and skills
acquired in a related curriculum course or locally developed course in
which the student is enrolled or which he or she has successfully
completed. The cooperative education courses are valuable to all
students as they are designed to suit the studentsí strengths,
interests and needs and to enhance the studentsí preparation for the
All prospective cooperative students must complete an
application at course selection time and take a formal interview to
determine the applicants suitability for the program.
will select 2, 3 or 4 credit Coop after consultation with the Coop
Coordinator. The number of credits is based on the type of placement
the student chooses to pursue. A minimum of 110 credit hours must be
completed for each cooperative credit. This includes pre-employment
training, regularly scheduled in-class instructional days and work
Values to the Student:
- encourages students to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes required for employment
- helps students identify their capabilities and limitations
- develops interpersonal skills
- provides an awareness of job opportunities and the experience to make informed career decisions
- provides opportunities to practice decision-making skills
- provides practical experience in a contemporary workplace setting
- develops a recognition of the need for flexibility and life-long learning in a changing workplace
Quinte Secondary School has many local businesses within our school community that can offer a wide range of opportunities for our students. The Coop program can offer a wide range of experience in a number of jobs.
Cook – Northway Family Restaurant, Kelsey’s, Crabby Joes, Pizza Pizza, Pizza Hut.…
Auto Service – Allan’s Auto Repair, Associated Muffler, Midas, Benton Fry Ford, Campbell’s Auto…..
Manufacturing – Milfab, Bellevue Fabrication, Quinte Welding, Alliance Custom Fabrication, Prototype Machining…..
Retail – RONA, Bill & Louise’s FreshCo, Metro, Home Depot, Bathworks/Bardon Supplies, American Eagle, SportChek, Bed Bath Beyond, Dollar Giant, Richelle’s, Suzy Shier, Bentley,…..
Trades – Chapman Plumbing, Thompson Plumbing, Quinte Air Supply…
Daycare – First Adventure, Kinder Learning, QSS Daycare, Lil Rascals, Abigail’s…..
Salons – Salon You, Mondo Lido, The Cat’s Meow
Educational Assistant – Park Dale, Harmony, Tyendinaga, Hillcrest & Prince of Wales Public Schools….
Professional – ABCOF Business Services, Arden’s Music, Pretzel Cavanaugh Davies Lawyers, Village Tax, SNAP Design…
Health & Fitness – Quinte Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, QHC – Belleville General, Quinte Gardens, Richmond Retirement, Bridge St. Retirement, Dr. MacWhirter Dental, Quinte Physiotherapy, One to One Health & Fitness, YMCA, Body Systems, and Belleville Bulls.…
Community – Volunteer & Information Quinte (VIQ), Pathways to Independence, Quinte Vocational Support Service (QVSS), Heart & Stroke Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank, …..
Animals/Pets - Loyalist Vet, Foster Park Pet Hospital, Coleman Vet, Lil Stinker’s Dog Grooming, Pampered Pooch…..
Dual Credits are also available for senior students who are interested in exploring a variety of college opportunities. They will receive a high school credit and a college credit.
CDP: Child Development Practioner
Roots to Success
CYC: Child Youth Worker
For more information contact Co-op or Guidance office