Employer Information

School-to-Work Programs such as Co-Op provide students with a series of opportunities to learn about the world of work, explore potential careers, and gain valuable work experience. These planned learning experiences assist students, whether bound for college, apprenticeship or directly to work, to make informed decisions and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential in today's society.
All senior students at Ottawa Technical Secondary School are encouraged to include Co-Op Education in their course planning - allowing them to extend their classroom learning at supervised placements in the community.
The involvement/partnership of employer worksite hosts underlies this program's success.
If you are an employer interested in more information about the Cooperative Education Program at OTSS, please contact the Co-Op Office at: (613) 745-4528.
Helping students make workplace connections 
to their future!


Benefits to Employers

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  • Train, access and recruit future employees
  • Enhance company image in the community
  • Develop supervisory skills in employees
  • An opportunity to demonstrate community involvement
  • Heighten student awareness of workplace expectations and career opportunities

Placement Responsibilities

  • Conduct an interview prior to placement
  • Assist with the development of personalized placement learning plan - outlining employer expectations and worksite tasks
  • Sign the Workplace Education Agreement and Safety Insurance Coverage Forms
  • Provide orientation and workplace health and safety practices/procedures
  • Assess, evaluate and provide direction and encouragement for student improvement
  • Weekly log/time sheets are to be signed off by the worksite supervisor
  • 3 employer performance assessments are completed per term

Co-op Schedule

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  • There are two Co-Op terms per School Year: September - January and February - June
  • Students are normally at their Co-Op worksite a minimum of 3 hours per day AM or PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Students report back to school 4 times per term for 1-day integration / reflection activities and at the end of the term for Final Reflection activities.
  • Students are expected to contact both their Co-Op employer and the school regarding any absences.
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