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Grade 10

Career Studies, Grade 10, Open

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

Grade 11

Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

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Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning

Co-operative Education is an experiential mode of learning that combines academic study and classroom theory with the on-the-job experience. It involves a partnership between education and business, industry and labour. In most cases it involves a student, a teacher, an employer and a supervisor/employee. A course enchantment fee of $20.00 applies to all co-op options at EDSS.

1) Choose 2, 3 or 4 credit coop from the list below:

2) Student must complete a co-op application form (available in the Guidance office) and submit it to the Co-op or Guidance offices by the third week of February. Student interviews will follow.


Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a specialized co-operative education program that provides students with an opportunity to experience working in an apprenticeship sector. Students may choose to pursue an apprenticeship in a skilled trade while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements. OYAP students will receive n OYAP certificate for completion of the Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 co-operative education courses.

For additional information, see your guidance counsellor or visit the website goOYAP.com

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