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The Co-operative Education Directory is a comprehensive listing of the post-secondary co-operative education programs of member institutions in Canada.

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Co-op Best Practices

The following tips and techniques are  brought to you by the CAFCE Accreditation Council, in support of co-operative education practitioners efforts to provide quality co-operative education programs.

Co-op Best Practices

Formative and Summative Assessment for Work Term and Performance posted on January 17, 2012
Co-operative education work terms are opportunities for students to develop as professionals. Through work, students can build competencies and over time become adept within the world of work. However,...
Valuing the Value Proposition posted on March 1, 2011
In business, a value proposition describes the quantifiable benefits that individuals or organizations promise to deliver.  In the job search process our students need to be able to effectively articulate...
Bridging International Learning at SFU posted on June 1, 2010
For students completing international co-operative work terms, SFU requires participation in Bridging International Learning (BIL), an online course to prepare and mentor students before, during, and after...
Motivating Students toward Student-led Programs and Services posted on July 6, 2009
Last year, when I began a second year as Co-op Mentor Centre Coordinator, I identified an element to be missing and that was the potential of having the program be more student-led. I believe that individuals...
Preparing for Learning, Preparing for Life posted on March 17, 2008
While preparing this tip sheet, I reviewed many good articles already on the CAFCE web site involving reflection, outcomes, work reports, evaluation, site visits, debriefings & learning. The information...
Adult Education Practices: E-mentorship posted on November 14, 2007
Mentoring provided me with the opportunity to reflect on my own CO-OP experiences, including the application and interview processes, so hopefully not only have I helped others, but it will help me in...
How to create a Win-Win-Win Job Description posted on March 21, 2007
Academic and humorist Leo Rosten once wrote, “First rate people hire first rate people, second rate people hire third rate people”, and since the job description is the first step of the formal hiring...
Vetting Co-op Employers posted on October 13, 2006
Finding outstanding co-op employers has never been easier thanks to recent market shifts and exciting trends for the future, but it has also never been more complex thanks to the shortage of workers and...
Adult Education Practices: Work Term Objectives posted on June 14, 2006
Co-operative education programs provide excellent opportunities for students to develop skills and abilities in their field of choice. On the job, students can build knowledge, develop business savvy and...
Steps to a Successful Co-op Student Advisory Council posted on March 1, 2006
All it takes is a group of enthusiastic and dedicated students, determined to represent their peers by sharing ideas and providing support for the co-op program, its services and relations with students....
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