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Algonquin College

Co-operative Education

Ottawa , Ontario

Algonquin College
WELCOME TO ALGONQUIN COLLEGE COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONThe co-op program is designed to meet the needs of our students, employers and the College. How do we do that? For employers, we help you hire qualified and motivated staff to fulfill your short-term and future recruitment needs. Algonquin co-op students gain valuable on-the-job experience and build valuable networks to enhance their chances of getting the job they want upon graduation. Cooperative Education work terms help to ensure the... Read More >

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About Algonquin College

WELCOME TO ALGONQUIN COLLEGE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

The co-op program is designed to meet the needs of our students, employers and the College. How do we do that? For employers, we help you hire qualified and motivated staff to fulfill your short-term and future recruitment needs. Algonquin co-op students gain valuable on-the-job experience and build valuable networks to enhance their chances of getting the job they want upon graduation. Cooperative Education work terms help to ensure the academic programs can achieve important learning outcomes.

We’re here to help. Contact us at [email protected]  or 613-727-4723 ext 7623

What is co-op?

Cooperative Education is a program delivery mode that relates classroom learning to the world of work off-campus by formally integrating work experience into the student’s program of studies. The usual format is for students to alternate study terms with paid four-month work terms in appropriate fields of business, industry or government. Co-op is a partnership between students, employers and Algonquin College providing students with work experience to complement their academic training.

What are the benefits?

Employers

Co-op employers can recruit students with a strong academic background and real skills to use in the workplace.

The employer has access to a year-round supply of well-motivated and highly qualified students eager to gain experience in the work force. Co-op is a great succession planning tool; employers can evaluate co-op students in a work environment before making a permanent job offer.

To help with the day-to-day workflow, students may be assigned short-term projects where hiring a permanent employee would be impractical or where existing staff is in short supply. The employers and their employees benefit from the fresh ideas and enthusiasm students bring to the workplace. Algonquin Co-op students have solid skills to offer employers. Participation in Co-op is a great way to increase your company’s profile on campus and within the community as students act as goodwill ambassadors for their employers and the College. This collaboration can also lead to future partnerships with the College.

Students

Students gain valuable work experience through paid on-the-job training. Co-op placements can lead to full-time employment. Cooperative education enables the student to relate studies to practical experience. Career decisions can now be made with the benefit of a real-world work term knowledge. The work term and the subsequent work term report help to develop the student’s communication skills. The experience acquired enhances the student’s maturity and self-confidence. The salary earned helps defray the student’s educational expenses. The practical employment experience gained through Cooperative education enhances the graduate’s employment potential.  Participating students often have a very positive attitude towards the professional, personal, and educational benefits they have experienced through the Cooperative Education Program.

Whether you are an individual considering a Co-op program, or an employer interested in finding out more, we invite you to browse through our web site and encourage you to contact us at: (613) 727- 4723 ext. 7623 or [email protected].


Services
Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
Opened in September 2011, the LEED® Platinum accredited Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence brings the next generation of carpenters, plumbers, civil engineering technologists, interior designers, and many other trades and professions under a single, green roof in this one-of-a-kind living laboratory. See all of ACCE’s innovative building features for yourself. Watch these video clips to find out what our students and staff are saying about their new learning environment. Learn more about the ACCE building’s philosophy and how it came to be built in this video clip and on this website. Read this article about Mike Holmes’ visit to the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence. Watch this video featuring Mike Holmes’ speaking about the value of Skills Canada. This video also features Cody Malloch, one of our Carpentry Apprenticeship students that will be competing in the WorldSkills Competition in 2013. Click on this link to read a fairly extensive article featuring the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence published in July 2013’s edition of Ecolibrium – published by the Austrailian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating. Interested in visiting the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence? Download the ACCE Self-Guided Tour and tour through the building at your own pace and on your own schedule. Interested in finding out more about the College by attending one of our general campus tours? If so, please visit this page to book a formal tour. Did you know? Algonquin College has been training students in skilled trades for over 45 years. Out of approximately 20,000 students at Algonquin College, 1,900 are enrolled in skilled trades programs. By 2020, 50% of Canada’s current skilled workforce will retire, creating severe shortages in every trade. In the next two decades, 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technologies (2005 Ontario Chamber of Commerce report).
Job Openings

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Contact

Mark Weir | Co-op Consultant

?613-727-4723 x 5602 

Algonquin College | 1385 Woodroffe Avenue | Room E345b| Ottawa | Ontario | K2G 1V8 | Canada

www.algonquincollege.com 



Team Members and Key Contacts
Mark Weir
Co-op Consultant
Hard Hat Hunter