Co-operative Education for Educators

Co-operative Education for Educators

We all have a stake in the education of our youth. Well-educated young people become skilled workers. A skilled labour force means economic prosperity for our province. That’s why the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is bringing the worlds of work and school together.
 
Youth need to see their education in action. Co-op courses allow students to bridge the gap between school and work. They get first-hand experience in a real job in their community. They also get classroom training (referred to as the in-school component) that teaches them about the working world.
 
Co-op courses help students plan for their future. The more co-op courses students take, the more options they can explore.
 
But co-op is just one way employers and schools are coming together. Others include :

  • classroom visits, career fairs, workplace tours, and job shadowing
  • consultation on curriculum content and standards
  • community service learning projects
  • short-term placements
  • Options and Opportunities Program
  • Workit Youth Apprenticeship initiatives

Visit http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ to discover the program or course that’s right for you or your organization.