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A Pathway to Success
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Fall Symposium

Mentoring | Refreshing | Learning
October 5, 2023 -- online via ZOOM

This year’s focus was providing information and resources for new(er) Cooperative Education teachers. THANK YOU / KUDOS TO ALL THE WORKSHOP PRESENTERS! Without our amazing presenters there wouldn’t be an event to plan!

The workshops were recorded (except one at the request of the presenter) and are now available to current OCEA members in the *RESOURCES (Members Only) area on our website. 

*NOTE: You must be signed into your OCEA account and must have a current OCEA membership to access the RESOURCES (Members Only) files.


Thank you to our Sponsors: is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship and skilled trade positions in Canada. We’re more than just a technological solution to job searching – we’re also a passionate team of professionals who are available to offer support and guidance to both employers and apprentices.

Automotive School of Canada

We offer both a specialized diploma and degree within Automotive Business. Our programs are two and four-year programs, both of which include multiple four-month Co-op work terms. Our students have amazing opportunities through our partners and can gain incredible experience with the opportunity for career paths upon graduation. We also offer the only Degree in Automotive Business across Canada, these factors and many more lead to our 95% and up career success upon graduation. ABSC.CA /

Canadian Forces / Army Reserve Co-op

Successful applicants to the Army Reserve Co-op program will become serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. This is a serious commitment and should not be taken lightly. Students will receive military training and pay during the program. Students will be accredited with their Basic Military Qualifications. There is an expectation that students who participate in the Co-op program will continue to serve on a part-time basis with the Reserves after the program ends.

Conestoga College

Conestogo College is a recognized leader in hands-on Trades and Apprenticeship training. With a focus on practical learning, our education programs give students real-world experience through immersive workshops and industry partnerships. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the tools and technology being used in today’s industry. Our programs are simulation-rich and take place in environments that mimic real job sites, so graduates are well-prepared for success in their chosen field. Conestoga is here to support the workforce needs of the construction industry. For more information contact us at:

Empowerment Project (The)

(The) Empowerment Project designs science-based mindfulness programs throughout Ontario. We provide research and insights for individuals to build their foundation of success. Our presentations and workshops focus on building individual emotional intelligence by implementing easy to use tools and techniques. We are a longtime SHSM certification provider for students as well as a resource for staff and parent presentations.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)

At EMC, our goal is to help Canadian manufacturers effectively expand, develop, and compete on a worldwide scale. We revolve around co-operation, communication, innovation, and a constant willingness to support others. EMC has grown to become Canada's largest manufacturing consortium, connecting manufacturers through community relationships, production, benchmarking, and best practice sharing. EMC is leading the change with trendsetting, industry savvy solutions for everyday challenges and beyond.

Hour Republic

Students and teachers are drowning in paperwork and require the tools and resources to be efficient. Hour Republic allows students and teachers to track and manage Co-op forms, learning plans, hours, and activities online with e-signatures and much more.

Le Centre Franco - MTEL

A Unique Platform with Infinite Possibilities!

Would you like to save time and become more efficient in managing your experiential learning programs? The application Management Tool for Experiential Learning (MTEL) is a powerful application and adheres to Ministry guidelines. This all-in-one solution application and its great features have become school board’s first choice and creates a worry-free management. This tool is easy to use for the board-coordinator, the teaching staff, the students, the employers, and the administrators. You will quickly understand why we remain a provincial leader in this area and why we are renowned for our stellar customer service. Request a virtual tour of MTEL at Our qualified personnel will be pleased to answer your questions!

Ontario Council for Technology Education

The Ontario Council for Technology Education is a provincial organization dedicated to advancing Technological Education by empowering and championing teachers. Our mission is to ensure that the ever-evolving needs of Technological Education teachers are met through inclusive innovative approaches and comprehensive support.