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  • Students gain a well-rounded education, enriched by the practical application of classroom learning
  • Students gain relevant employment skills and new applied knowledge to help develop their careers
  • Work placements are paid which helps students with their educational costs
  • Networking opportunities are greatly enhanced through work terms
  • Workplace Education (Co-op) students gain relevant pre-employment skills, including job search, interview and résumé preparation


  • Successfully complete a pre-employment training program prior to undertaking their first work term. Pre-employment training as provided by the Co-op Coordinators, is designed to prepare students for the work term and covers topics such as: program objectives and expectations; job seeking skills; transferring skills to the workplace; workplace conduct; developing learning objectives; job performance progress and evaluation
  • Successfully complete their work term
  • Complete a written report for each work term as per the specific Work Report Guidelines for the program that they are in


  • Conform to all of the conditions and rules that apply to employees in the organization
  • Adhere to all of the requirements as agreed in the CWE’s Terms of Agreement document
  • Exercise ethical workplace conduct and follow all required safety procedures
  • Set goals and outcomes for learning at the workplace
  • Work on enhancing their academic, professional and personal skills
  • Maintain employer confidentiality at all times
  • Accept feedback and suggestions for improvement in a positive manner
  • Participate in work site visits with the Co-op Coordinator
  • Resolve any problems or issues that may arise at the workplace in a prompt, professional manner
  • Advise the employer and their Co-op Coordinator of any concerns with their work assignment or environment as soon as issues arise
  • Successfully complete all of the requirements of the work term course as specified in the course outline