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									COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
 Frederick Banting Alternate Program

 Working Today to Build Tomorrow




    Student Workplace Assignments
                2012




     NAME:_________________________________
                                     Course Outline

Course Title: Co-operative Education
                                                                     Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Code: Dependent upon curriculum link                          Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: None

Course Description
“A student’s Co-operative Education program comprises of a Co-operative Education course and the
related curriculum course (or courses) or Ministry-approved locally developed course on which the Co-
operative Education course must be based.” Co-operative Education placement courses include a
classroom component, comprising of pre-placement and integration activities, and a placement
component. (Co-operative Education and Other Forms of Experiential Learning. Policies and
Procedures for Ontario Secondary Schools, 2000).

Key Areas of Learning
   Job Readiness
   ▪ Create effective resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters for the work search process, using
       word processing software and appropriate vocabulary and conventions.
   ▪ Identify common interview questions and demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately and
       effectively.

   Rights and Responsibilities
   ▪ Placement-specific workplace health and safety considerations
   ▪ Issues relating to confidentiality and the right to privacy, as outlined in the Freedom of
      Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
   ▪ Work Ethics and the responsible use of Information Technology
   ▪ The individual’s rights to function in a climate free from abuse and harassment
   ▪ Relevant sections of the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Act

   Health and Safety
   ▪  Demonstrate an understanding of workplace health and safety rules, including placement
     specific health and safety considerations and the procedures for reporting accidents.
   ▪ Demonstrate an understanding of the need for personal protective equipment, including goggles,
     gloves, boots and aprons.

   Reflective Learning
   ▪ Reflect on and analyze their placement experiences.
   ▪ Relate the placement experience both to curriculum expectations of the related course and to the
      expectations related to cooperative education.

   Workplace Opportunities and Challenges
   ▪ Demonstrate the ability to access related career information.
   ▪ Demonstrate an understanding of labour market trends and of the nature of the
     workplace in the future.

Assessment and Evaluation Strategies and Tools
Rubrics, Marking Schemes, Checklists, Anecdotal Comments, Rating Scales
Evaluation Summary                                                           Weight
Category
Knowledge/Understanding
 Demonstrating knowledge of subject content and the                       10 out of 70%
   comprehension of its meaning and significance
 Pre-Placement, Resume, Cover Letter, Health and Safety quiz,
   PPLP Expectations

Thinking/Inquiry                                                           10 out of 70%
 Demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills and inquiry
   skills by asking questions and solving problems.
 Pre-Placement, Reflection Activities, Career-related activities



Communication
 Communicating information, ideas and experiences orally, written         10 out of 70%
  and visually with the teacher and the supervisor.
 Logs, Reflection Activities, Resume, Cover Letter, Thank You
  Letter, Application Forms, Career-Related Activities, Employer-
  Student-Teacher Conference, Oral Presentation, PPLP Expectations

Application
 Developing the knowledge and refining the skills described in the
  curriculum expectations of the related course and the placement          10 out of 70%
  activities.
 Logs, Reflection sessions, Job Profile, PPLP Expectations



Employer Evaluation (PPLP)                                                 30 out of 70%



Summative Evaluation                                                           30%
   Summative Assignment, Thank you letter, Exit Resume, PPLP
    Expectations

                                                    TOTAL                      100%

The following five learning skills must be evaluated in the classroom and placement component
of the co-op program:
     Works independently
     Team work
     Organization
     Work Habits
     Initiative
                       Policies, Procedures & Expectations

Attendance
In the event of illness/lateness/absence, students must notify their supervisor and their Coop
teacher. Habitual lateness or unexcused absenteeism will result in dismissal from the program.
If leaving a message, students must identify themselves and give assurances they have also
contacted their placement.

Assignments
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT WEEKLY LOGS TO THEIR TEACERS. The
students should fill logs out daily in the last ten minutes of each day before leaving their Coop
placement. Late logs and assignments are unacceptable.
   Log sheets must have the following:
   1. Placement supervisors signature, date and comments
   2. Tasks performed, described in detail
   3. Weekly and accumulated hours calculated and totaled
   4. Students signature date and comments
   5. Reflection assignments completed and attached


Cooperative Education Student Agreement
Students must realize employers are investing time training students and providing a valuable
work experience. Students review and sign a Coop contract prior to commencing placement.

Confidentiality
While at placement, students may have access to files, documents, client / patient information,
telephone conversations, etc, which are confidential and as such the information is not to be
shared or discussed except at the placement when appropriate. Coop students must abide by the
confidentiality policy in place at their placement in addition to the one explained and signed in
class. Some Coop placements may ask students to sign an oath of confidentiality prior to
commencement of work. Breaching confidentiality could result in removal from the placement
and dismissal, from the Cooperative education program.

Dismissal
If a Cooperative Education student is dismissed from his/her Coop placement for just cause,
they may be removed from the Coop program.

Dress code
Dress according to the OCDSB and/or company policy. Some employers will require special
uniforms or clothing. Students may also have to provide appropriate personal safety equipment
(steel toed safety boots, goggles, and/or hard hat).
Driving
  Use public transit to and from Coop is recommended whenever possible.
  Students may choose to drive an owned (personal/family) vehicle to and from their
   placements. The primary insurer is the vehicle owner’s insurer.
  Students are advised not to use their personal vehicle to conduct company business.
  Students have been instructed not to drive non-owned (company) vehicles while on
   placements unless driving is a component of the learning/training experience.
  If driving is a component of the learning/training experience then this must be documented
   on the students’ individualized training plan and is authorized by the training supervisor.
   The primary insurer is the employer’s insurer.
  In the event that a Coop student is asked to drive a vehicle owned by the employer or a non-
   owned vehicle in the care, custody or control of the employer, then the employer must
   clearly understand, that, in the event of an accident involving a claim for damages the
   insurance carried by the owner of the vehicles on the vehicle responds to the claim.
  If a Coop employer requires a student to drive a non-owned vehicle an employer must
   ensure that the company insurance policy covers an agent of the company i.e., the Coop
   student
  The Coop teacher and Coop employer should ascertain that the student has the appropriate
   classification of driver’s license to operate a company vehicle

Hours of work
Work schedules may vary depending on the nature/location of the business and must be pre-
arranged in co-operation with the employer, the student, and the Coop teacher. The student is
covered for Workplace Health and Safety Insurance for the hours indicated on the Work
Education Agreement. All students must attend their placement until the last scheduled day. If
the hours change during the month you must inform your co-op teacher so that the proper
adjustments can be made to the co-op agreement.

Immunization
Coop students wishing to participate in a Coop placement at a medical or extended care facility
must be prepared to receive immunization. Immunization may be administered by the facility
staff or their family physician.

Internet use
In some job placements students will have access to the Internet. Students must follow the same
protocols as outlined in Board Internet Use Policy. Personal email, chats and visits to censored
Internet sites are not appropriate. Students given Internet access must know and understand
their placement’s Internet policies.

Lates
Students must realize that employers are normally not as understanding or accepting of lateness
and absences as school officials. In day to day work situations employees must be on time in
order to fulfill their work commitment to their employer. In business, repeated lateness and
unacceptable absences result in employee dismissal. Employer dismissal for repeated lateness or
absences is considered “just cause”.
Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP)
The PPLP identifies four areas:
   1. General expectations and demonstrations of learning for the Co-op course and the
      identified link course, ie GLC2O
   2. Employer expectations are the specific tasks or skills to be accomplished during the
      placement
   3. Placement learning skills, common to any individual in the workforce
   4. Comments and signatures



Police Checks
Students working with vulnerable people, ie in a day care or senior facility are responsible for
obtaining a Police Records Check from the Ottawa Carleton Regional Police Services. There
may be a cost to the student for this document.

Pre-placement
Students must obtain a mark of 75 percent on the Pre-placement Work before starting at their
placement.

Safety
Safety instruction is an integral part of the pre-employment program. During Orientation classes
students are trained in Workplace Health and Safety Awareness and must pass a Safety Test. It
is the responsibility of the on site training supervisor to train the student in the safety
procedures specific to their workplace. It is imperative that the student receives specific safety
training at their workplace and takes responsibility for his/her own personal safety.

Visits by the Co-op Teacher
Students will be visited a minimum of two times while at their placement.

Work Education Agreement
Prior to commencing the work placement, a Work Education Agreement must be signed by all
parties and returned to the Coop teacher. All parties to the agreement will receive a copy of the
signed agreement. Whenever a student works outside the hours specified in the original work
education agreement an addendum to workplace hours form must be completed and given to
the teacher prior to beginning the extended work hours.

Workplace Related Injury
An accident is defined as an injury requiring doctor or hospital care. Ministry regulations
mandate that an accident report form must be submitted to Workplace Safety and Insurance
Board within 3 days of the accident. Please ensure you are familiar with procedures for accident
reporting.
                 Workplace Safety & Insurance Claim Procedures

   1. Upon receiving the injury, the student must immediately report the incident to their
      placement supervisor and their Cooperative Education teacher.

   2. Accidents requiring only first-aid treatment do not have to be reported to the Workplace
      Safety and Insurance Board, but a record of the details must be kept by the school board.

   3. If the injury requires medical attention, Treatment Memorandum form #0156C (01/98)
      must be completed by the medical practitioner, who will then submit it to the Workplace
      Safety & Insurance Board.

   4. The Cooperative Education teacher must notify the Data Bank Administrator
      immediately at 596-8286 of the incident.

   5. A copy of the Employers Report of Injury/Disease (Form #7) will be faxed and must be
      completed by the Coop teacher. It is then faxed back to the Data Bank Administrator at
      721-9221 within 24 hours of the accident. A copy of the Work Education Agreement form
      must also be faxed.
   6. NOTE: A student must have a SIN number when form #7 is submitted.

   7. If the student is a Teachers’ Aide, then the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange
      (OSBIE) form must be filled out and mailed to the WSIB department at the OCDSB.




Please sign below to show that you have read and discussed and questions or
concerns with your co-op teacher;




Student Signature:__________________           Date:_____________________



Teacher Signature:__________________           Date:______________________




(Student Copy)
                Workplace Safety & Insurance Claim Procedures

   8. Upon receiving the injury, the student must immediately report the incident to their
      placement supervisor and their Cooperative Education teacher.

   9. Accidents requiring only first-aid treatment do not have to be reported to the Workplace
      Safety and Insurance Board, but a record of the details must be kept by the school board.

   10. If the injury requires medical attention, Treatment Memorandum form #0156C (01/98)
       must be completed by the medical practitioner, who will then submit it to the Workplace
       Safety & Insurance Board.

   11. The Cooperative Education teacher must notify the Data Bank Administrator
       immediately at 596-8286 of the incident.

   12. A copy of the Employers Report of Injury/Disease (Form #7) will be faxed and must be
       completed by the Coop teacher. It is then faxed back to the Data Bank Administrator at
       721-9221 within 24 hours of the accident. A copy of the Work Education Agreement form
       must also be faxed.
   13. NOTE: A student must have a SIN number when form #7 is submitted.

   14. If the student is a Teachers’ Aide, then the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange
       (OSBIE) form must be filled out and mailed to the WSIB department at the OCDSB.




Please sign below to show that you have read and discussed any questions or
concerns with your co-op teacher;




Student Signature:__________________           Date:_____________________



Teacher Signature:__________________           Date:______________________



(Teacher copy for student file)

								
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