What is Co-operative Education at the Post-Secondary level?"Co-operative Education Program" means a program which alternates periods of academic study with periods of work experience in appropriate fields of business, industry, government, social services and the professions in accordance with the following criteria:
What is EWO?Education at Work Ontario (EWO) strives to promote and foster co-operative education of the highest quality, while ensuring an integral partnership between students, employers and post-secondary educational institutions.
The mission of EWO is to advocate and facilitate co-operative education as an essential component of post-secondary education, while providing quality service and support to its stakeholders. EWO will succeed in this mission through the following:
- Commitment to the ongoing professional development of co-operative education practitioners who are accountable, supportive and sensitive to the current needs, issues and education of co-op stakeholders.
- Promotion of ethical and professional standards for co-operative education programs in Ontario.
- Responsibility for the relevance and integrity of the organization's purpose, goals and objectives.
Education at Work Ontario (EWO) was previously known as Co-op Ontario. Co-op Ontario was formed in 1997, through the amalgamation of the University Co-operative Educators (UCEO) and the College Co-operative Educators (CCEO) of Ontario.