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Specialty placements below require early applications, deadline commitments and an interview before a student can be considered. Interested students should visit the Co-op office.


Grade 11/12 Carpentry/Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program – Semester Two Only                                                                        

This Construction Trade Program is offered to Grade 11 or 12 students interested in pursuing careers in the construction industry. It delivers major components of the Specialist High Skills Major program (SHSM) in construction and is supported by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in the following: Estimating, Basic Wall Framing, Trim Work, Electrical, Drywall Application & Repair, Painting, and more. Students must be 16 years of age, have strong math and communication skills and enjoy physical work in an indoor/outdoor environment. Students could have the opportunity to be signed on as an apprentice upon completion of the program (certain restrictions apply).This course is offered in semester two only.  

Note: Interested students must sign up for this specialty program in Guidance and contact the Co-op office for an application

Army Reserve
Students enroll as members of the Canadian Forces and complete their Basic Military Qualification and Soldier Qualification courses. Training may occur with the Queen’s York Rangers in Aurora or at the Fort York Armoury and several weeks will be spent in the field at C.F.B. Borden or the Meaford Training Centre. .




Southlake’s High School Co-op Student program provides training and mentoring for Health Care Service Workers. Areas of Co-op placements include: nursing, social work, respiratory therapy, child and youth counselors, lab technology and dieticians.


Police Services

Placements in policing or emergency services occupations requires a high degree of maturity, focus and commitment. These are all very competitive placements and acceptance is solely at the discretion of the Emergency Service occupation. Early applications, cover letter, resume and exceptional interview skills are required.


Rogers Television

Rogers Television gives students real hands-on experience in the field of radio and television. Students can apply for either the Barrie or Newmarket/Aurora sites. Behind the scenes training, theory and actual production and working of the equipment is provided. Some evenings are required for orientation and training. Students must be flexible with their placement hours.


Last Updated (Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:51)

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