École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Co-Op Program
Co-Op Work Experience Program

Argyle’s Co-Op Program offers students a number of work experience placements, which provide them with the opportunity to combine an in-depth exploration of a potential career area while completing re
quirements for high school graduation. The Co-Op program is designed to accommodate the diverse interests and aptitudes of many students. Participation in the program may lead to apprenticeships in the trades or prepare the student for post secondary education and training. Other students may choose to go directly into the work force after high school. The main purpose of the Co-Op program is to place a student in a field of employment that interests them as a possible career path while attaining high school graduation. The program includes a work experience and in-school component.

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Youth Work in Trades Program

Argyle offers the Youth Work in Trades program (formerly the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program - SSA) in conjunction with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The Youth Work in Trades program is designed for those students who are currently working part time in a trade, under a certified Journey Person, or who know of someone who might hire them to work in a trade. It is possible for students to earn up to 16 credits while in school. Four credits are assigned for every 120 hours of work completed. These hours are also counted towards the total number of hours needed to become a journeyman in their chosen trade. To learn more about exploring a trade while in high school, check out these sites: http://discoverskillsbc.ca/ and http://www.itabc.ca/.

Detailed information on these programs can be found under the Course Programming Guide.

If you are interested in applying for the Co-Op Program, please see your counselor for an application form. Please attach the application form to your course selection sheet, and you will be contacted by Mr. Shaw.