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Fall Symposium

"The Future Looks Bright"

Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2022 Virtual OCEA Fall Symposium that was held on November 14, 2022. OCEA offered a FREE, ONE-DAY, VIRTUAL professional development event to all current OCEA members.

This year’s focus was providing information and resources for new(er) Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learner teachers / educators. A HUGE THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL THE WORKSHOP PRESENTERS!

Most of the workshops were recorded and are now available to current OCEA members in the RESOURCES (Members Only) area on our website.

There will be a few PDF files provided by some of our workshop presenters and those files will be available in the RESOURCES (Members Only) DOWNLOADS section once all have been received and uploaded.

NOTE: You must be signed into your online OCEA account and have a current OCEA membership to access this information.

Keep watching our website and your inbox for details on our upcoming 2023 OCEA Spring Conference!! The planning has just begun!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Canadian Armed 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.

CERIC - Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling

The Wayfinder is a free website from CERIC – a national charitable organization – that curates reflective practice resources & insights to unlock the career development value of experiential learning with students. It includes 312 Resources as well as a Maker’s Audit & Guide with best practices to integrate into experiential learning programs. The site is for anyone wanting to create or improve experiential learning, including secondary school educators working in Co-op. Find Reflective Practice resources here:

EMC - Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

EMC is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and become more competitive, at home and around the world. EMC is responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise, and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, employing hundreds of thousands of Canadians, in more than 60 consortium regions. EMC’s membership is coast-to-coast. EMC is engaged in many projects and initiatives to help connect the next generation to careers in the manufacturing sector.

Hour Republic

Teachers are drowning in paperwork. Paper-based and spreadsheet tracking of graduation requirements dominates in schools. It’s time confusing and highly inefficient. Our InstantAutofill document generator takes student data and auto-fills work placement documents, such as government documents, and is also used to build personalized student learning plans. Teachers no longer have to manually fill out documents and they can generate or print these documents for hundreds of students at a time. Instantly complete: Work education agreements; Student placement learning plans; Apprenticeship forms and cards; Monitoring assessment forms; Apprenticeship forms. Our PlacementTracker manage school-work placements and student progress toward graduation requirements. Students obtain electronic signature verification from placement supervisors and no longer have to drive across town or hop on a bus to get a signature. Teachers track student progress in real time.

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) has recently been refined and entirely reprogrammed as 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 answer your questions with pleasure!


myBlueprint is an Education and Career/Life planning software built from the ground up to support Creating Pathways to Success and the experiential learning curriculum in Ontario. Students can easily document and reflect on their experiences in a one-of-a-kind portfolio that they maintain after high school. Easy-to-implement resources tied to the Ontario curriculum are created by teachers for teachers with the ultimate goal of helping students make informed decisions about their unique futures.

YOW Canada Inc.

An award-winning safety training provider, YOW Canada develops courses and materials to help Canadians with occupational health and safety compliance. Our list of bilingual online safety training courses includes WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Violence & Harassment, and more! With over 20 years of industry experience, we proudly offer fully trackable, user-friendly training courses and outstanding customer support.