Co-op students at work

Bode Rock sets up a new AC unit in a home at his co-op placement at VanderRock Heating & Cooling. Bode just completed his level 1 schooling for a 313A Refrigeration & AC Systems Mechanic and is well set up to transition out of highschool this year and into the trades!
student standing in front of work van
Jayden Weber works at creating website improvements for his co-op host the Milverton Christian Fellowship.
student at desk working on a computer
Logan Hallock works on cutting and installing trim at his co-op with WoodWorks Custom Carpentry. Logan is gaining skills while learning about careers in the construction trades. 
student doing wood working
Drew Huehnerguard is learning about the metal parts inspection process at his co-op placement with Schaeffler Aerospace. Drew is developing skills in the manufacturing sector.
student inspecting metal parts at a work station
Emma Garland is at Avon Public School assisting students with their learning.
student reading to young students
Alya Halls is at Romeo Optometry where she is learning about the eye care profession, and  interacting with patients, doctors and staff. 
student beside a display of glasses
Cardy Reimer uses a brake press to bend a custom piece for a customer at his co-op placement at Newton Iron. Cardy has been signed as an Industrial Mechanic Millwright through the OYAP program and will be continuing his apprenticeship after graduating in June! 
student behind brake press
Cooperative Education student Luke Jackson at his placement at Omex Manufacturing shown greasing equipment. Luke is learning the day to day processes of an Industrial Millwright.
student greasing millwright equipment
Shelby Fink working at her placement at Schaeffler where she is learning various skills utilized in the toolroom.
student wearing safety glasses at factory
SDSS co-op student Owen Hachborn completes a root weld on a bracket for a pedestrian bridge at Iron Bridge Fabrication. Owen is a member of our Manufacturing SHSM program and registered in OYAP as a Welder.
student in front of business
Cooperative Education student Luke Meadows is pictured here after doing a spectacular job waxing equipment at his placement at Elhaven Farms. He is working hard to learn all aspects of the farming operations.
student standing beside very clean combine
Hannah Guylee pays attention to the details while using a drawing to detail part of a die at her co-op placement at Wilkare Tooling. Hannah is registered in #OYAP as a General Machinist & is a part of our Manufacturing SHSM program at SDSS. 
student at work at Tool and Die business holding a die
Rachel Horan is developing specialized welding skills at her co-op placement at Cleaver Brooks! Rachel is a SHSM & OYAP student who is currently completing her level 1 training as a Welder at Lambton College!
student with welding mask and glasses
Co-op/OYAP/SHSM student Hunter Currie completes a brake and caliper job at his placement at Elliott Motors. Hunter is a signed Automotive Service Technician and is currently completing his Level 1 schooling at Conestoga College!
student working on a car
Jordan Williamson takes the inventory of pet food at Avon Pet Hospital. Jordan is learning about animal care.
student doing inventory at a shelf of bagged pet food
Xavier McMahon demonstrates the clothing rack pulling procedures at his co-op with Goodwill. Xavier is gaining skills and learning about the retail sales industry. 
student working at a clothing rack
Dominic Winter-Pacheco demonstrates how to make a cream sauce at his co-op placement with Pazzo Pizzeria. Dominic is gaining skills in the food services industry.
student standing in front of counter with pizza ingredients
Josh Munday shows the display rack he restocked as a co-op student at No Frills. Josh is learning about jobs in the grocery retail field. 
student posing beside grocery rack
Parker Milford demonstrates MIG welding at his Co-op placement with Accumetal Manufacturing. Parker is learning about the metal fabrication processes and he will soon be starting an apprenticeship in welding.
student welding
Ben Ragogna demonstrates how to assemble ethernet cable at his co-op placement with Schaeffler Aerospace. Ben is learning about the industrial electrician trade. 
student holding cable
Liam McEvoy explains electronic circuitry to students at his co-op placement with the AMDSB Pathways Innovation Centre. Liam is gaining experience in both the engineering and teaching fields.
co-op student at a table helping 2 younger students
Grady Murphy cuts copper pipe at his co-op with Ballantyne Plumbing. Grady is gaining skills and learning about the plumbing trade. 
student cutting copper wire in plumbing shop
Don Bryan of Bryan Home Improvement works with co-op student Ben Hutchinson to prepare a deck for refinishing. Ben is learning about the carpentry trade.
student power washing a deck with employer
Kali Benner shampoos a client's hair in preparation for styling at her co-op with The Festival School of Hairstyling. Kali is learning about the hair stylist profession.
student washing a client's hair in the salon
Jack Wagler inspects a drivetrain on a vehicle at his co-op with Danny's Truck and Equipment Repairs. Jack is learning about the Truck and Coach Repair Technician Trade. 
student working under a car
Danny Hotson works on replacing the parking brakes on a vehicle at his co-op with Van Nes Maintenance and Repair. Danny is learning about the automotive service technician trade.   
student working under a car
Colton Savile demonstrates how to replace a tire on a rim at his co-op placement with Wally's Automotive Repair. Colton is learning many skills for the automotive service technician trade.
student working on a tire
Co-op student Luke O'Leary displays a carbide saw blade that he labelled using a laser machine. Luke works at New Form Tools and is learning about the many stages involved in creating metal cutting tools.
student standing holding a metal blade
SDSS Co-op student Blake Hodgson with one of his co-workers. Blake has been working hard to learn the ins and outs of a technician's role at Sommers Generator Systems. 
student standing with coworker in front of generator
Co-op student Joshua Boyd with his supervisor Richard Jeronimus. Joshua is learning the manufacturing processes involved in the day to day operations at Dyna-Mig. 
student standing with supervisor in factory
Austin Cosstick makes the inside of a customer's car shine at Speedy Glass Stratford. Austin is learning about automotive glass systems from the Speedy Glass team. 
student sitting in car at work in a garage
Kaleb Stiehl restocks some window blind hardware at the Habitat for Humanity Stratford Restore. Kaleb enjoys his co-op work and enjoys connecting with other volunteers at the store.
student packing boxes at Restore
Co-op student Declan Dumas instructs Blair Wilson(L) & Ellie Holmes (C) on how to create ellipse art. Delcan is investigating the profession of teaching at Bedford Public School. 
co-op student sitting at small table working with young students
Noah Colvin is learning about the automotive technician trade at his co-op with Jiffy Lube. 
student working on a car
Jake Anderson is learning about the gaming distribution business at his co-op with Straight Forward Sales.
student in warehouse working with games
Kali Benner is building on her hair styling skills at her co-op placement at the Festival School of Hairdressing.
student cutting a client's hair at her co-op
Future Teacher? Co-op student Grace Dupuis works in the kindergarten class of Jeanette Tessmer at Avon P.S. Gracie stands in front of the wall syllables. At her work Grace connects with the students and demonstrates initiative.
student at school in front of. bulletin board
Co-op student Natalie Polanco works the controls of the Benjamin Moore paint proportioner at Bickell's Flooring and Complete Decorating Centre. Natalie is learning about the art of beautifying spaces.
student working at paint mixer
McKay Woodworks offers up their expertise to SDSS co-op student Tyson Sutherland. Sutherland takes a break from the many stages of sanding. Tyson(l) is pictured with lead shop hand Tyler Cook (r)
student pictured with employer in a wood shop in front of sander
The Stratford Festival Mentors Lucy Lee at the costume warehouse! Co-op student Lucy Lee (l) pictured with Asland and co-worker Mariaye Vickery.  Lucy is learning about costumes, and the process of suiting up a cast.
student with employer in front of horse costume
Noah Murray is pictured here with his Cooperative Education supervisor Alex Russell from Eric's Service Centre. Noah is working hard learning the finer details of an Auto-Mechanic career.
student standing with employer in garage
Co-op student Erin Baechler (r) is being immersed into the world of interior design at Allen Interiors. Erin is pictured with mentors Caleigh Clark (l) and Patti Allen(c).
student posing with her employers at Interior design business
Cardy Reimer developed his welding skills at Newton Iron. During his Co Op, he was able to get more hands-on experience in welding which helped him decide what to do for his bright future in the skilled trades.
student standing in front of work sign
Kayly Stewart rocked co-op this semester! A big thanks to the super supportive team at Avon Pet Hospital who provided Kayly with the opportunity to see what it's like to be a Vet Tech!
student in front of Avon Pet Hospital sign
Kieran Albrecht has juggled placements at the S.E.R.C. Library, Muscular Dystrophy Canada & Stratford-Perth Archives this semester!
student in front of Stratford Archives sign
Quintan Hurst is a co-op allstar, with his co-op placement at Luckhart Transport. Quintan signed an apprenticeship as a Truck and Coach Technician through the OYAP program this semester.
student standing in front of sign which says Luckart Transport
Kaleigh Paulter is preparing herself for her future as a K9 Unit Police Officer at Fido's Playground Doggy Daycare. She is learning about all types of breeds and how to successfully train each one with the guidance of Cheryl Mayberry-Smith (certified canine training behaviourist and Canadian pet dog trainer).
student with dogs
Co-op student Parker Marquette is developing an attention to detail during this home renovation, working alongside the experienced team at Red Seal Carpentry. Parker is enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), paving his way to a successful future as a carpenter.
student sanding drywall
Eve Lepp explains how to fill a blister pack with medication at her co-op placement with West End Pharmacy where she is learning about careers in the pharmacy field.
student putting pills in blister packs at the pharmacy where she works
Trevor Turk is developing carpentry skills and learning about the general carpentry field at his co-op with Cutting Edge Construction.
student working on drywall at his co-op employment
Lexi Messenbrink is developing her skills and learning about the educational assistant career pathway at her co-op with Anne Hathaway Public School.
student working with a young student at her school co-op placement
Jacob Raymor has been working with his mentors at ICS (Industrial Contracting Solutions) learning about their career pathways in the skilled trades and being mentored as an Industrial Electrician.
student posing with his electrician mentors
Co-op student Jade Dill pays attention to detail while testing corn for toxins and moisture levels at her co-op placement at Trouw Nutrition in Tavistock! 
student standing in front of business sign
Co-op student Kylar Satchell works with his mentor Jeff McKee of Stratford Metal Products. SMP has provided many hours of learning opportunities to AMDSB students. Here Kylar was building a hockey sweater cage.
student standing with welding mask
Co-op student Haley Tenant reads a Robert Munsch book to the Kindergarten KB class at Milverton Public School. Haley is being mentored in the role of an Educational Assistant. Haley is part of the Milverton Mustang family, she comes to work with a smile and is engaged in her work.
student in a class reading to kindergarten students
Groenex Excavation is taking the time to mentor co-op/OYAP student Keegan Walsh as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Here, Keegan is operating a Dozer, pushing sand into place to be compacted.
student standing on an excavator
Quinn Hyde adds mulch to a newly created flower bed at his co-op placement with A Touch of Dutch Landscaping. Quinn is learning about a variety of aspects in the landscaping field.  
student working with wheelbarrow
Co-op/OYAP student Keenan Grieve is learning many skills while on site at his placement with Jeff Lange Construction. Here Keenan is cutting top plates to install on top of walls in this new build in Stratford.
student at work in front of window he is framing
Elizabeth Cope demonstrates how to restock the yogurt section at her Co-op placement at Sobeys. Elizabeth has been learning about a variety of jobs within the grocery store industry.
student working at grocery store stocking yogurts on shelves
SDSS Co-op student Emma White cleans flowers, makes arrangements and helps plan and decorate events under the talented guidance of her supervisor Cate!
student in front of flower shop with her boss
Ryan Jarvis demonstrates how to change the strings on an electric guitar at his co-op placement with Long and McQuade Musical Instruments. Ryan is learning about the technical aspects of musical instruments as well as the retail aspects of the musical instrument industry. 
student stringing a guitar
Confidence is key for co-op student Georgia Hansen at Allen Interiors! Here she picks samples for customers to help them visualize their options under the mentorship of supervisor Patti and coworker Caleigh! 
student at work in front of samples
Brett Knechtel demonstrates how to dust for fingerprints at his co-op placement with the Stratford Police. Brett is learning about police forensics investigations and many other aspects of the policing field.
student dusting for fingerprints
Jeremy Dakin uses a trowel to clean up concrete from the top of a mould at Ed's Concrete. Jeremy is building his skill set and knowledge of concrete with the help of the Ed Concrete team. 
student levelling concrete
Carter Gloor drills into the frame of a cement mixer chassis. All Equip Repair & Service in St. Marys is mentoring co-op student Carter Gloor in all areas of truck repair and fabrication.
student using a drill
FIO Automotive Supports Co-op! SDSS Co-op/OYAP student Dylan Stroh gets hands-on experience planning, fabricating and welding projects under the mentorship of supervisors Chris & Adam!
student with mentors
Nick Siegner is being mentored at Bateman Equipment Corporation. On this day Nick was getting his certification to drive "Big Red", a forklift. Siegner was asked about how his day starts and how he gets his tasks for the day. "Every morning, I ask my supervisors what to do, they give me direction and if you don't listen you won't get things done; I like to keep busy."
student at work with forklift
Nathan Sellars points to a structural beam that he and the Teahen Construction team installed.
During his on site mini interview he was asked " Who is a role model to you at your workplace?" His reply was "they all are, they demonstrate and explain about what needs to be done, so I can learn the proper way." Nathan is enrolled in OYAP.
student pointing to overhead beam
Kayleigh Witteveen has been doing an excellent job at her Co Op placement at Tavistock Little Pre-School. She is learning more about the role of an Early Childhood Educator. Kayleigh is kind and compassionate to all of the kids who attend, and is supportive of her colleagues.
student working with young children
Destination Stratford is mentoring co-op student Brayden Gerber in the area of tourism marketing and event planning. Brayden holds in his hands the Chocolate Trail promotion tour.
student holding a tourism card
Co-op Student Hayden Sapwell (l) is being mentored in the kitchen by Justin (c) and Erin (r) at Gilley's Pubhouse. On this day one of Hayden's jobs was to portion out food product. Hayden is motivated to learn.
student in kitchen with his bosses
Kristen Segeren advances her skills in the Electrical Trade with the help of her mentors at Lloyd's Electric. Kristen assisted the electrical team installing a car charger at Stratford Motor Products, another co-op partner. Kristen is eager to learn all about the electrical trade.
student working on wiring
Sam Ford, future Tool and Die Maker?  Sam is learning all about the Tool and Die trade at Wilkare Tooling. With the assistance of JD(l), Sam Ford (r) gets familiar with a milling machine at Wilkare Tooling.
student learning from his boss
Kylar Satchell He's a Co-op Student, Registered Apprentice and a Person of good character. Kylar holds a grate he fabricated for a customer of Stratford Metal Products. SMP is his mentor. Kylar is an OYAP participant who works all day and attends TTG welding school every Tuesday and Thursday night to work towards earning his level 1 training standard in the area of Welding.
student at work holding grate he manufactured
Co-op works! Justin Hodgson checks over a transport truck to prepare it for the winter season. Justin is a registered OYAP participant. DFS Projects is mentoring Justin in truck and trailer maintenance. Justin shows up on time and gets instruction and gets to work.
student working on truck
Co-op student Troy Wilson is employed at AGI. Troy works at installing roller components into a grain handling conveyor.
student at work looking at rollers
Co-op student Nick Siegner reviews the Safety Requirements of BEC in Newton, ON. Nick is being mentored by Bateman Equipment Corporation in the area of metal fabrication and welding.
student looking at paperwork
Noah Robotham helps complete a wheel alignment at his co-op workplace.
The Mufflerman is mentoring Noah as an automotive service technician.
Noah is a registered OYAP student.
student working on car tire
Kandy Cakes supports SDSS Co-op
Future Baker? Co-op student Rachel Roeder (C) takes direction from employee Alex (R) on the art of cake creation
student working in bakery
J & G Auto Service supports Co-op Education. Nick Laverty wrenches on a car to prepare for a wheel bearing replacement.
student wrenching car tire