Teachers identify and secure appropriate work placements in which students will be able to achieve course expectations, experience growth, and develop career goals.
Work placements are assessed by teachers for suitability and safety. Prior to beginning a work placement, teachers provide to students basic health and safety instruction, law and union information, as well as workplace ethics, human rights and confidentiality.
Co-op teachers visit, in-person or virtually, and monitor students regularly throughout the work placement. Co-op teachers assess and evaluate student performance with feedback from the employer.
In addition to workplace performance evaluations, a student may be assessed through written assignments, seminar presentations, reflective journals, career portfolios and a culminating independent-study activities that link the student’s co-operative education placement experience with the curriculum expectations of the related course.
Teachers deal promptly with any issue that may arise, both at the school and at the work placement.