Co-operative Education is a form of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) that alternates academic semesters with paid, program relevant work experience. Depending on the program, Co-op students will participate in one to three work terms that are usually 12-16 weeks in length.
Co-op starts on the first day of your program. It is important for students to start thinking about what their goals will be throughout their program.
Co-op Programs at College of the North Atlantic, follow Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Canada (CEWIL) guidelines and meet or exceed the academic accreditation standards set by the industrie's professional association.
I got to work with a number of local companies in a variety of industries. Not only did Co-op help me develop academically, I feel that it also helped with my personal and professional development. I would highly recommend anyone to take advantage of Co-op opportunities to give themselves a competitive advantage upon entering the workforce.
– Ashley N. – Industrial Engineering Technology Graduate, 2017