Co-Op Works Program Supports Renfrew County Employers who are hiring summer students
The new 'Co-op Works' program is being funded by the Eastern Ontario Development program and will support employers who hire Algonquin College Pembroke Campus students. The program will support the training costs absorbed by employers, and will help 30 students secure co-op experiences over a two year period. (2012 and 2013) Employers who qualify will be eligible to be reimbursed for 50 % of the wages paid to co-op students. They must commit to providing a minimum of 450 hours of employment during the summer months. (May 1st to August 31st)
Applications are available by contacting the college's co-op office at 613-735-4700, ext. 2814.
Take Advantage of our Co-op Programs and learn why it pays to study in a co-op program!
Most of our co-op programs feature 45 weeks of in-class learning, plus a summer co-op experience. It means your journey to earn your diploma is about 60 weeks long, much shorter than it normally takes to earn a 2-year college diploma. We've set up our co-op programs so that our students graduate before the spring rush of new graduates, meaning they have a leg up on getting started with their job search. In our Radiation Safety program, students who qualify for co-op, complete their work place experience following their 8 month program of study.
The following programs offer co-op to students and employers. You can learn more about these programs by clicking on their titles:
Co-op Pays Off for Algonquin Students Co-op is one of the most valuable assets of a college education. Students earn while they learn and make contacts within their field that often position them for employment upon graduation.
Several successful co-op stories include student placements from various programs.
Several students in the Computer Systems Technician Co-op Diploma Program secured full-time employment with Canada Revenue Agency as a result of their co-op experience within the federal government.
Several Business students who did co-op placements at the Royal Bank and Scotiabank have also secured positions after completing their placements. Also, graduates of the Motive Power Apprenticeship Program also received offers of full-time employment as a result of their co-op placement.
If you are enrolled in a co-op program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley or if you are an employer interested in hiring a co-op student, click on the links below to submit your application.
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley values workplace experiences for our students. We have six programs at our Pembroke Campus that offer students the opportunity to work within their field to gain invaluable experience while also earning a pay cheque. They include the Computer Systems Technician, Business, Environmental Technician, Radiation Safety, Motive Power Technician Apprentice, and Outdoor Adventure Naturalist programs.
Students must apply for a co-op experience and while the college makes every effort to help the student secure a placement, it is not guaranteed. Co-op is a partnership between the student, the College and the employer and all parties must do their part to make it a successful program
Co-op placements are usually for a minimum of 14 weeks
Co-op placements in all 6 programs take place during the summer months
The availability of co-op placements may be impacted by economic and labour market conditions