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Setting your student up for success

As a supervisor, you want to ensure a positive and productive experience for both you and your student. Supervising a Trades Co-op student may look a little different than supervising a full-time employee. How can you ensure your Trades Co-op student feels supported?

Supervisor toolkit

We have gathered best practices from employers who have successfully worked with Trades Co-op students over the years. Successful work terms are based on the acknowledgment that students are learning and developing. Employers have recognized that Co-op students can also bring a fresh perspective and new technical knowledge to the workplace.

Want to take the toolkit with you on-the-go? Download a printable version.

A positive Co-op experience builds your company’s reputation as a place where trades students will want to work – as a Co-op Student and a full-time employee. What could be better in these times of skills shortages! For guidance in creating that positive experience, check out the additional information below.


Additional resources can be found at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.

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