You might be thinking, “Why have a course about something that can be covered by a four-word warning sign?” Well, it’s not quite that simple. If simply telling people not to speed on site worked effectively, there wouldn’t be any accidents because of it, right? It’s generally thought that if someone’s driving a vehicle that isn’t their own, they’re more likely to act irresponsibly behind the wheel. “It doesn’t matter if I break it, work will pick up the bill…” Stats actually show that people driving company cars are twice as likely to consistently break the speed limit than those who are driving their own vehicles. That’s why we’ve created this course. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Recognize the consequences of breaking the speed limit • Understand why people might speed on site • Instill a ‘care culture’ in your workplace Why take this course? If your work involves driving a vehicle of any sort, or you manage workers who use company vehicles, this course is for you. It will give you some quick facts and figures to make you think twice about stepping on the accelerator around the worksite, as well as some useful advice on keeping things safe and developing a ‘care culture’. 10 mins | SCORM | Workbook
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.