Co-op students take field trip to see benefits of program

 

Co-op1By Haley Rose

 

A group of approximately 50 students from General Amherst High School travelled to Radix, The Electromac Group and Cavalier Tool, in Windsor.

The field trip was organized to show students the opportunities and benefits for co-op and OYAP programs at the school.

Co-op placement allows students to go into a business they are interested in, for two periods of the day and gain first hand experience in that industry.

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is designed to provide career opportunities earning school credits while being paid in the process. These are very promising sectors for both men and women, and have high demand for students.

Pat Garrett, the co op teacher at Amherst, says that “the Amherstburg community in an excellent supporter of the co op program especially. All students in Grades 11 or 12 are encouraged to participate in this program as there are excellent learning opportunities within our town.”

If students are willing to act on the resources available it will open help to open more doors for jobs in the future.

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