Co-op & Work Placement Services at Confederation College connects employers locally, regionally and nationally with students for paid work terms (co-op) or unpaid work terms (work placement). We believe that a work term experience is mutually beneficial for both the employer and the student and is essential for experiential learning.

What are the benefits for a student?

Co-op and work placements extend learning beyond the classroom, allowing students to apply their academic learning with practical work experience. Students gain valuable, on the job training and skills that can provide an edge in the job market or future career success.

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What are the benefits for an employer?

Hiring a Confederation College Co-op and/or Work Placement student is a great way to recruit from industry specific, post-secondary programs. Work terms deliver a cost-effective way to address short-term staffing needs including vacation time and special projects, while evaluating potential employees for succession planning. Work terms also increase your organization’s profile on campus with students, faculty and applied research opportunities.

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