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Summer Co-op Programs

Continuing Education‘s Summer Co-op program gives current Secondary School and Adult students the opportunity to gain one or two Co-op credits in the summer.  Placements can be pre-arranged with an employer or arranged through Continuing Education.

Confirmation by handshake icon CONFIRM YOUR PLACEMENT: If you have secured a Summer Coop placement please complete the form on the [Confirm Placement] tab. If you need assistance securing a placement email Leisha Dawson – ldawson@hwdsb.on.ca.

*If you did not receive the confirmation notification of summer coop registration please email  jcharbon@hwdsb.on.ca

NOT YET PLACED: Please continue to contact employers you might be interested in doing your placement at during the summer.  If you need assistance with securing a placement please contact the recruiter Leisha Dawson at ldawson@hwdsb.on.ca

PLACED: If you have a confirmed placement please complete the form below and submit.

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Summer 2018 Program Calendar

Please open the link below to view the detailed Summer Co-op Calendar for 2018.  Please note that a revised calendar has been posted on April 4th, 2018. 

Summer Co-op Calendar 2018 – revised April 4th

Mandatory Pre-placement

Pre-placement course opens May 14 and close June 11, this course takes about 20 hours to complete.

The Coop pre-placement course covers the health and safety aspects of doing a coop and is therefore mandatory. Instructions for accessing the Pre-placement course can be found on the link below:

Summer Coop HUB instructions to access Pre-placement Course

To access the HUB -> http://home.hwdsb.on.ca/

Course Title -> Summer Coop

If you need assistance securing a placement email Leisha Dawson – ldawson@hwdsb.on.ca

Available Unpaid Community Placements: The following employers have expressed interest in taking a Summer coop student in the past, please feel free to contact these employers and set up an interview:


Placements that deal with children or seniors require a vulnerable sector check – see Police Service Web page for forms and instructions:

Hamilton Police Services-Vulnerable Sector Check

See Commons page below – only employers with SUMMER COOP checked off are will to take students:

Additional Co-op Opportunities

Mandatory Information Session:

Already took place on April 19 for prospective Summer Co-op students, if you need a refresher on the information covered see vidoes below:

In order to complete the Registration, you will need to prepare the following documents in advance.  When you have all of your documents ready, please complete the “Registration Form” below:

  1. Summer Co-op Parental Consent Form – 2018 – must be printed, completed and signed by your parent/guardian
  2. Summer Co-op Teacher Referral Form – 2018 – must be printed, completed and signed by one of your teachers
  3. A copy of your Student Status Sheet – make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor and request a copy of your Student Status sheet.  At the meeting with your Guidance Counsellor, ask them to circle the course your summer co-op will be “course tied” to and initial it.
  4. Once complete you will need to take a photo of, or scan each of these documents to attach to your application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

NOTE: Please complete all required fields. Once you submit the form you will be presented with message stating the form was submitted successfully. If you still see the form once you press [SUBMIT], there are mandatory fields that have not been entered, please review and complete form and press [SUBMIT] again.

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Updated on Friday, October 12, 2018.
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