Co-op Outline (Old)

This is an old outline, for reference only.

Before You Start

  1. Print and complete the Application Form  (need link)
  2. Make some initial inquiries about a potential co-op employer

First Term

  1. Introductions (day 1)

  2. Marking Overview
  3. Journals

    1. Reminder: when you get your MarkBook reports, double-check that the total hours listed from each journal are properly recorded.
    2. Note: journals more than two weeks late will not be marked; only the hours will be recorded.
  4. Review and update Application Form  (need link) (be sure it is filled in with a black or blue pen!)

  5. Need 2 References (day 1)
  6. Resume (day 1)
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  7. Central Placements discussion (day 2)

  8. Update Training Agreement with proper related subject and mark (from transcript) (day 2)

    1. Not all related subjects may be listed in that page. See instructor for assistance.
  9. Pre-course Questionnaire (need new link) (day 2)

  10. Co-op Pre-course Survey (day 2)

  11. Young Workers Awareness Program — 7 Things You’d Better Know
  12. Cover Letter (day 2)
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  13. Co-op Education Student Handbook  (need new link) (you will receive a hard copy of this) (day 3)

  14. Safety (days 3-4)

  15. Communication Video, w/ Communication assignment  (need new link) (day 5)

  16. Interview Questions (day 5)

  17. Guest Speaker – Interview Techniques (day 7)

  18. Training Agreement Responsibilities Assignment (day 7)

  19. Confidentiality (handout (need new link) , case studies, contract)

  20. Harassment (case studies) Eval’d (day 9)

    1. Sexual harassment – guest speaker & quiz

    2. Harassment – video and package

  21. First Week at the Workplace (need new link)

  22. In-school Session #1

    1. Student Profile

    2. OSP Assignment

    3. More to add…

  23. Employment Standards Act Worksheet(s)

  24. In-school Session #2 (mid-semester) (student checklist(teacher notes)

    (note to self: remove this list after ensuring everything is on the checklist. format like session #3)

    1. MarkBook Updates

    2. Review of Weekly Journals

    3. Add up total hours from weekly log sheets (on MarkBook printout) and record here. Should be ~110 hours for 2 credits or ~55 hours for 1 credit. Record on inside from cover of file (the journal dates are here).

    4. Adjustment to Hours Forms

    5. Pathways to Opportunity Supervisor Award

    6. Don’t make these spelling mistakes!
    7. Student Handbook – In-school course expectations

      1. Choose 5-6 specific expectations from your related course

    8. Student Handbook – Placement Opportunities (p. 14)

    9. Student Handbook – Employer Specific Expectations (p. 14)

    10. Mid-term Self-evaluation

    11. Update Profile, including pictures

    12. SHSM Students – need copies of Passport to Safety certificate, WHMIS certificate, and Ontario Skills Passport assignment

    13. Overview of Final Presentation (get started early!)

      1. Tip: create a GoogleDoc (or other easily-accessible document) and add comments to this weekly

    14. Portfolio Overview

    15. Finish OSP Assignment

  25. Changing Roles

  26. Careers

  27. Ladder Quiz

  28. First Month at Placement

  29. Employer Assessment I (see note)

    1. worth 16% of final mark


Second Term

  1. Essential Skills Eval’d

  2. Rough Draft Work Experience

  3. Employability Standards

  4. Placement Description

  5. Thank You Letter

  6. Ontario Skills Passport

  7. In-school Session #3 (student checklist)

    1. Administration
    2. Union Presentation & Assignment
    3. Portfolio overview
    4. Reflective Assignment overview
  8. In-school session #4 (teacher notes)
    1. Course Evaluation
    2. MarkBook updates
      1. Anything to hand in?
      2. Any mistakes? (highlight and return report to instructor)
    3. # of Hours (should be 195 to 200 hours)
      1. Reminder of Adjustment to Hours form
    4. Presentations during Exam period — January 25 (see Summative, below)
    5. Thank You letters (see exemplar)
      1. sample(s) available in O: drive
      2. print two — one for employer, one for instructor
      3. address the envelope
    6. Hand in portfolio
  9. Employer Assessment II (see note)
    1. worth 24% of final mark



  1. Reflective Assignment Overview
    1. worth 20% of final mark
    2. Work Experience Reflection  (also available as Google Document)

    3. Rough copy due in-school session #3
    4. Report Checklist [marking checklist]
      1. Suggested Headings
  2. Final Presentation

    1. Marking Rubric
    2. Reference: Essential Skills & Work Habits website
  3. Display (used during presentation)
  4. Employability Skills Portfolio   

    1. worth 10% of final mark
    2. Section 7 Reflection Template
      1. Reference: Essential Skills & Work Habits website



Ontario Skills Passport Assignment (Summative)

This assignment builds on the Ontario Skills Passport Assignment you did in in-school session #2.

Select any three Essential Skills that you have acquired in your placement and give a 1-2 paragraph explanation (for each) of how these skills were developed. Be specific, detailed, and honest. (Please remember that spelling and grammar counts.)

To do this assignment, a Google Doc template has been created.

Note to BDSS students: use the document link in Google Classroom to create your document instead of the link above.


ePortfolio Title Page

At a minimum, your ePortfolio title page must include:

  • Your Name
  • Job Title
  • Name of placement
  • Placement address, phone, website
  • Company Logo or picture
  • A picture of you at your placement

See here for an example title page.

Co-op Reminders

  • Be sure you belong to the class reminder service (see instructions in Google Classroom).
  • Submit your hours to your employer weekly.
  • Be sure to notify the school and your employer if you are absent.
  • Check Google Classroom regularly for new assignments.
  • Check your online marks regularly. Report any issues to your instructor.

In-school Session #3

This is a summary of our 3rd in-school co-op session. Note that the links here are for reference only and that all assignments must be opened in Google Classroom (GC).

Co-op Pre-placement


Note: “[on GC]” means it has been added the master Google Classroom class so it can be “reused” in the actual GC classes. 

  • Course Outline (PDF) [on GC] | “Big Picture” Outline [on GC]
  • Co-op Calendar [on GC]
    • Note the important dates in your own calendar.
    • If you click the “+” on the bottom-right of the calendar you can add the Co-op calendar to your Google Calendar account.
    • If there any missing dates, please report them to your instructor.
  • What is Co-op? [on GC]
  • About Me (blog post link) [on GC]
  • Create a Google Folder called “Co-op” and save all your files in that folder. (It’s a good idea to do this. Trust me!) [on GC]
  • Student Information Sheet (PDF) [on GC]
    • Download, fill in, and submit
  • Student Intention Sheet (PDF) [on GC]
    • Download, fill in, and submit
  • Hour Republic [on GC]
    • Log in via D2L, update notes daily and submit weekly
    • Tutorials
    • Test this on the second day
  • Remind Notifications (2018-02 Link) [on GC]
  • Co-op Student Handbook
  • Research Your Co-op Placement (Google Doc) [on GC]
  • Resume [on GC]
    • Create (or update) and submit
    • Can use Career Cruising
  • Cover Letter [on GC]
  • Overview of Final Presentation [on GC]
  • Accident Reporting Process (PDF) [on GC]
  • Safety Lessons and Tests
    • Mandatory:
      • WHMIS [on GC]
      • Ministry of Labour: Prevention Starts Here [on GC]
      • Violence and Harassment [on GC]
      • Accessibility Standards – Customer Service [on GC]
    • If Time Permits (In-school session #1 material):
      • Ministry of Labour E-Test –  Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps (40 minutes required)
      • Safe Ladder
      • Germ Prevention
      • Slip, Trips and Falls

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