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11884 8456 RR0001
helping families in ottawa, canada become self-sufficient contributing members of society
Wendy is the Co-op Teacher
The focus of this year’s co-operative education program at the M.F. McHugh Education Centre/Youville Centre was in keeping with the Youville goal: to help our students become “self-sufficient contributing members of society”. In order to achieve this, our program encompassed the following:
Through experiential learning opportunities, students were able to gain employability skills, learn about post secondary options, and expand their résumés by attending workshops and earning a variety of certifications including: WHMIS, Passport to Safety, Service Excellence, Smart Serve and First Aid / CPR. Students were also able to give back to the community through their volunteer efforts at the Ottawa Food Bank and Clean Up the Capital.
Our Co-op program would not be possible without the tremendous support and mentorship that is provided by our workplace supervisors. We are so appreciative of the many businesses and organizations that provided a placement for our students. Their commitment to the program and positive role modeling were essential to the growth and development of our young mothers. These host organizations included:
Throughout the month of April, our students took advantage of the many events that were offered by the OCDSB, OCSB, and Job Connect during the “Skilled Trades Month” in Ottawa. These events were open to the whole student body and many students took advantage of these opportunities.