Finding the work that you love and getting exactly the job that you want is either highly unlikely or a cinch. It can be difficult if you play by the old rules but easier if you open
yourself to a world of opportunities about which your parents may not know. In a 1999 Roper study, 95% of Canadian employers rated work experience during high school as
valuable. Yet in the same survey, 45% of high school students reported zero current work experience.
Tourism is the fastest growing industry on the planet. It offers many diverse employment opportunities. It is an industry where you have the opportunity to
interact with people from across Canada and around the world. Tourism is a mix of businesses and agencies that work together to serve the needs of people who
travel. This industry offers a myriad of opportunities for our high school students. In this newsletter we will explore some of the opportunities that our coop students have
taken advantage of during their work term.
The large “Baby Boom”
generation is entering the age
of retirement. This group of
individuals is more interested
in cultural and eco tourism
than previous generations.
They also have a great
amount of money to spend.
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Yvonne Sagriff at Ramada Hotel Toronto Airport
Organization & Responding to inquiries and
Concerns (Front Desk Agent)
Alicia Edwards at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
Multi-tasking & Organization
(Food & Beverage) #
! ! "
Tom France at Humber Valley Golf Course
Organizing & Implementing Detailed plans www.otec.org or www.cthrc.ca
(Special Events Coordinator)
Grade 12 Four Credit Subject Coop
My coop experience helped me
to develop my communication
and self management skills in a
setting outside of the classroom.
My workplace supervisors
encouraged me to become
Grade 11 One Credit Social Justice Coop Student
successful and I am proud that I
I would like to thank my supervisor and all the residents from was reliable and hard working at
Meadowcroft Place for giving me the opportunity to learn about Long & McQuade. I have
their lives. It was a pleasure for me to help people who are decided that I will continue
elderly and in need of help. Meadowcroft Place is a wonderful learning about music production.
workplace environment for a Coop student.
2001 Audio Video Pat & Mario’s Restaurant
All Saints Elementary School Physio Med Islington
Banana Republic- Square One Premier Fitness- Sherway
Bower’s Investment Ltd. Ramada Inn
Briarcrest Elementary Re/Max Professional Inc. Realtor
Grade 12 Two Credit Subject Coop Student Custom Cabinets by Design Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Working at Mimico Correctional Centre has given me the Davisville Family Practice Royal Woodbine Golf Club
opportunity to decide if the choices I have made for the future DeRock Electric Sandalwood Suites/Hotel
are the correct ones for me to pursue. Through this work Etobicoke Children’s Centre Seneca School
environment I have been able to acquire numerous skills that Fitness 365 Silver Creek Nursery School
employers are looking for and it has been a lot of fun. Hollycrest Elementary School St. Gregory Elementary School
Humber Valley Golf Course St. John the Evangelist
Holt Renfrew, Bobbie Brown/Nars-Sherway St. Marcellus Elementary School
Lakeshore Village Massage Stage West All Suites/Hotel
Le Chateau-Woodbine Sutherland Models
Long & McQuade T and G Enterprises
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment The Good Sheppard Centre
Meadowcraft Place Toronto Airport Marriott
Miller’s Country Fare Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
Mimico Correctional Centre Toronto Police Services
Mother Cabrini ElementarySchool Valhalla Inn
Nativity of Our Lord School Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
Norman Orenstein Music Inc. Wellesworth Junior School
On Court-Sports Ltd. Winners- HomeSense Head Office
Ontario Masonry Training Centre Zeller’s- Cloverdale Mall
Paragon Protection Ltd.
Grade 12 Three Credit Learning Strategies Coop Student
My experience at On Court Sports Ltd., Sunglass Safari has
been great! My supervisor and co-workers have been friendly
and very supportive. If you like wearing cool sunglasses this is
the place to work!