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Benefits Of Co-operative Education

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Students participating in co-operative education programs benefits from:

  • a well-rounded education, enriched by practical application of classroom learning;
  • opportunities to gain relevant employment skills and realistic expectations of the work force before graduation;
  • opportunities to test and gain broader understanding of career options, often in a variety of employment settings;
  • maturity and self-esteem as productive members of the work force as well as confidence and skills developed through working with others;
  • documented practical experience, a résumé, job search skills and a network of contacts upon graduation;
  • financial remuneration which help to defray educational costs.

Source: CAFCE Co-op Manual