At this point in your new job, you most likely know the names of your immediate co-workers. You may know what some of their roles and responsibilities are, but do you know their strengths and capabilities? Do you know how they can help you? Do you know their key projects or responsibilities? How about their past work experiences? The more you know about your co-workers, the more you will be able to tap into their strengths and capabilities to improve your own performance. At the same time you can be supportive of your co-workers’ work and goals, as well as contribute to building a team that works well together and achieves great results. By completing this course, you will know how to get to know your co-workers’ role, skills, and expertise. Course Result: Get to know your co-workers’ role, skills, and expertise. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). This course is part of Vado’s Onboarding learning track which has been approved for 6.25 hours of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Professional Development Credits (PDCs), as well as 6.25 hours of HRCI (HR Certification Institute) recertification credits.
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.