Co-op

The KGIBC-CTC Co-operative Education Program formally integrates a student's academic studies with paid work experience in KGIBC-CTC partner companies.

KGIBC-CTC Co-op 2

  • CO-OP PLACEMENT

    Students must accept the responsibility that comes with being a co-op student and co-operate fully in preparing for their co-op work term. Throughout the entire process including co-op term preparation, job search, interviews, job performance and completion of required work hours, students are expected to perform at their best. A co-op work term is at the discretion of our partners and is subject to the student's performance and abilities. Co-op work placements are authorized by KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC. The student's work experience term is monitored by the KGIBC-CTC Co-op Liaison, supervised by the host employer, and evaluated by both KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC and the host employer at the end of the term. Students are required to submit monthly reports to KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC.

    PROGRAM LENGTH AND CO-OP TERM DURATION

    Advanced Customer Service Professional is a 56-week program which includes: 28 weeks of in-class academic studies (including Co-op Preparation) and 28 weeks of work experience (co-op) term during which 560 hours of co-op work must be completed. Students may not work longer than their in-class study portion.

    WHO WILL HELP STUDENTS WITH THE CO-OP?

    The Co-op Liaison is available to help ACSP co-op students with the co-op process. The Co-op Liaison schedules a co-op orientation to inform all ACSP students of the co-op term policy and details.  The Co-op Liaison will also monitor the students’ work experience from the beginning to the end of their co-op term. Students are to do their own co-op job search, but the Co-op Liaison will answer their questions and assist them in the process.

    WHAT TYPE OF JOB CAN A STUDENT GET FOR THE CO-OP TERM?

    All ACSP co-op positions’ tasks and duties must be related to the areas and fields in customer service that are the subjects students learn in the ACSP in-class modules. The co-op placements must be approved by the Co-op Liaison. 

    WHAT IF A STUDENT WANTS TO WORK AFTER GRADUATION?

    The Advanced Customer Service Professional co-op term is designed for educational work experience. If students wish to stay in their professional position beyond graduation, their host company must apply for a work permit for them. The work permit students receive through KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC is valid only for the co-op portion, and cannot be used for any other purposes after graduation.

  • CO-OP PLACEMENT

    Students must accept the responsibility that comes with being a co-op student and co-operate fully in preparing for their co-op work term. Throughout the entire process including co-op term preparation, job search, interviews, job performance and completion of required work hours, students are expected to perform at their best. A co-op work term is at the discretion of our partners and is subject to the student's performance and abilities. Co-op work placements are authorized by KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC. The student's work experience term is monitored by the KGIBC-CTC Co-op Liaison, supervised by the host employer, and evaluated by both KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC and the host employer at the end of the term. Students are required to submit monthly reports to KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC.

    PROGRAM LENGTH AND CO-OP TERM DURATION

    Advanced Business Management is a 50-week program which includes: 26 weeks of in-class academic studies (including Co-op Preparation and a Capstone Project) and 24 weeks of work experience (co-op) term during which a minimum of 400 hours to a maximum of 636 hours of co-op work must be completed. Students may not work longer than their in-class study portion.

    WHO WILL HELP STUDENTS WITH THE CO-OP?

    The Co-op Liaison is available to help ABM co-op students with the co-op process. The Co-op Liaison schedules a co-op orientation to inform all ABM students of the co-op term policy and details.  The Co-op Liaison will also monitor the students’ work experience from the beginning to the end of their co-op term. Students are to do their own co-op job search, but the Co-op Liaison will answer their questions and assist them in the process.

    WHAT IS MODULE 7?

    Module 7 is a one-week in-class academic "preparation for work term" module. Students will learn about goal setting, resumes, cover letters, interviews and the labour market. The Co-op Liaison will provide information, guidelines and instructions about job search, placement procedures, co-op term monitoring as well as job performance evaluation.

    DO MODULES 7 AND 8 HAVE TO BE COMPLETED?

    Yes! All modules, including Modules 7 and 8, and the co-op term are mandatory and necessary to graduate from the Advanced Business Management program.

    WHAT TYPE OF JOB CAN A STUDENT GET FOR THE CO-OP TERM?

    All ABM co-op positions’ tasks and duties must be related to the areas and fields in general business administration that are the subjects students learn in the ABM in-class modules. The co-op placements must be approved by the Co-op Liaison. 

    WHAT IF A STUDENT WANTS TO WORK AFTER GRADUATION?

    The Advanced Business Management co-op term is designed for educational work experience. If students wish to stay in their professional position beyond graduation, their host company must apply for a work permit for them. The work permit students receive through KGIBC / KGIBC-CTC is valid only for the co-op portion, and cannot be used for any other purposes after graduation.

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