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Co-operative Education Program

The University of Winnipeg


The University of Winnipeg's Co-operative Education Program is open to all undergraduate students from all disciplines. It is a three way partnership with the student, the employing organization, and The University of Winnipeg. 

The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education describes co-op education as a program that formally integrated a student's academic studies with work experience with participating employers in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Each work term is developed and/or approved by the Co-operative Education Institution as a suitable learning situation
  2. The Co-op Student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing
  3. The Co-op student receives remuneration for the work completed
  4. The Co-op Students' performance on the job is supervised and evaluated by the student's co-operative employer

Upon completion of three Co-op Work Placements, Co-op Students will receve a Co-operative Education Graduate Designation with their degree parchment. The Co-op Program is designed to develop self sufficiency, employability, and confidence.

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