Co-op students at work

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