UNIONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Co-operative Education Department- Try on a career!

Co-op is educational programming that integrates classroom theory with practical experience

in the workplace. Programming is based on a partnership between the school and a business

or community organization. Co-op involves the participation of students, teachers and the

workplace (placement supervisors). It is a credit-earning program! Students can earn 2 or 4 

credits per semester.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? 

Co-op provides you with an opportunity to: 

  • develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes through hands-on experience

  • explore a career in order to make informed educational and career decisions

  • develop maturity and self-confidence 

  • strengthen employability skills

  • gain valuable work experience 

  • develop networking opportunities 

  • earn credits towards your OSSD

  • complete the program requirements of the Specialist High Skills Major

  • participate in specialized programs such as OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) and ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) events

  • "step-up" for entry into post-secondary institutions

SOME RELATED CAREER PLACEMENTS.....

  • Accounting

  • Pharmacy

  • Medical Office

  • Law

  • Veterinarians (Vet clinics and animal hospital)

  • Architecture 

  • Engineering

  • Visual Art

  • Graphic Design

  • Culinary / Baking

  • Chiropractic care

  • Physiotherapy

  • Computer Programming

  • Construction

  • Carpentry and woodworking

  • Dentistry

  • Aesthetics (Make-up, hair, nails)

  • Working with Children

  • Teaching

  • Marketing

  • Event Planning

  • Fashion and Retail

  • Fitness

  • Geriatrics

  • Hospitality

  • Human Resources

  • IT

  • Insurance

  • Music

  • Optometry

  • Dermatology

  • Real Estate

  • Research

  • Theatre

  • Urban Planning

Centralized Placements Include: Markham Stouffville Hospital

                                                        Mackenzie Health Hospital

                                                        Canadian Armed Forces

                                                        Sheraton Parkway Hotel

                                                        North York General Hospital

                                                        York Regional Police

                                                        The Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

                                                        YRDSB IT Services

                                                        YSpace 

 

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APPLY TO CO-OP

Enhance your future!

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Applications will be submitted once course selection has been completed through My Pathway Planner 

Have more questions or want to know more? Drop by the Co-op office in Rm. 215!
 
 
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APPLY TO SHSM!

Sectors offered: Arts and Culture 

                              Business

                Health and Wellness

 

Complete your application and return to Guidance

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” 

-Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

Markham Stouffville Hospital

Hospital Placements- Applications due in December and May

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