OCEA Member Benefits

  • Communicating with OCEA’s Provincial Representatives, Board of Directors who promote Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning and ensure the integrity of these programs at provincial and local levels
  • Attending OCEA sponsored Regional Events, Workshops, Symposiums and Conferences at reduced rates
  • Networking with Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning teachers / educators across the province to share ideas, resources and initiatives
  • Accessing provincial networks, resources and information related to Experiential Learning options: Cooperative Education, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), Work Experience, Student Success and Specialized Programs
  • Obtaining current Ministry of Education e-News Bulletins related to Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning
  • Obtaining “OCEA Student Certificate of Achievement” certificates to promote Cooperative Education / Experiential Learning in your school. Must have a paid Membership during the school year.  Resource Library-Key Word Search- “Certificate”
  • Purchasing OCEA resources, promotional materials and supplies at reduced rates (i.e. DESIGNING FOR SUCCESS and ETHICAL GUIDELINES & LEGAL ISSUES.)
  • Getting involved as an OCEA representative during Ministry initiatives of change in education
  • Serving your organization as an OCEA Provincial Representative, or as a Director on the OCEA Board
  • Nominating outstanding practitioners for The George King Award of Excellence, The S.J. “Jack” Ulan Professional Contribution Award, and The Career/LifeSkills Resources Award of Excellence in Cooperative Education