It’s an exciting time for Georgian College’s Co-op and Career Services team. Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman recently proclaimed March 17 to 21 as National Co-op Education Week.
“The City of Barrie strongly supports Georgian College and its co-operative programs,” Lehman said. “I encourage the community to invest in co-op by finding out more about co-op programs and hiring a co-op student.”
Georgian is also being recognized by JVS Toronto with the first ever Post-Secondary Career Services Education Award. JVS is a leading non-profit agency that assists people with employment needs.
The award was created to recognize postsecondary educational institutions in the GTA working to assist students in preparing for the workforce. The selection committee was impressed with the supports and programs Georgian has in place to assist youth with employment.
“Co-op and career services are an integral part of a student’s success here at Georgian College,” explains Lisa Whalen, Manager of Co-operative Education and Career Success. “Our department provides ongoing career and employment support for students – beginning with choosing the right program, developing their career and workplace experiences, through to graduate employment.”
Lisa and her team are thrilled to have their dedication to students recognized. She looks forward to attending the 2014 Strictly Business award ceremony on May 21.
Georgian was Ontario’s first co-op education college and is a recognized leader in student work experience. Georgian’s Co-op and Career Services team partners with 6,200 employers to offer co-op positions to students in more than 50 per cent of Georgian’s full-time programs.