Algonquin College aims to offer co-ops to all students

September 21, 2012

Every full-time student at Algonquin College will have the opportunity to participate in a co-op placement by 2017, says president Kent MacDonald. He says co-ops can range from formal credit opportunities to working with businesses under the college's applied research program. With the current level of business opportunity participation at 70%, the target is achievable, MacDonald says. "It allows (students) to get out of the official environment and build experience within the community," he says. "That commitment is important to us: when you come to Algonquin College, you will leave here having that focus." Ottawa Business Journal