Cooperative Education provides secondary school students with a wide range of learning opportunities connected to their communities outside the school. It is designed to recognize and respond to the diversity of Ontario's student population, and it is an opportunity to engage all students. In Cooperative Education, students learn in safe, culturally responsive environments in the community, and they are actively involved in determining what they learn, how they learn, when and where they learn, and how they demonstrate their learning. Participation in Cooperative Education can lead to transformational change, engaging students in unique experiences that they will remember throughout their lives.
This cooperative learning experience could not happen without the partnership between Holy Cross and the greater Strathroy community. Strong community partnerships with local businesses are essential to providing students with rich, relevant cooperative educational experiences. These organizations provide expertise, skills materials, and programs that are not available through the school or that supplement those that are. Partnerships with these organizations hopefully provide a mutually beneficial relationship between the businesses, the students and Holy Cross.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize our community partners who support the Holy Cross Coop Program and year after year generously offer to welcome Holy Cross students into their workplaces. We would also like to encourage you to support these businesses as well when the opportunity arises.