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Co-operative Education

Welcome to Co-operative Education!

Co-operative Education at KPU works with employers to develop and create program related work experiences for students in distinct disciplines. By alternating between study and work semesters, Co-op helps students apply their skills and knowledge acquired from their on-campus courses to real life work experiences.

Students enrolling in the Co-op program benefit in many ways: they gain practical work experience while earning a competitive wage; they sample various industries within their chosen career; and they obtain valuable soft skills and job search techniques to support their success in securing a job before and after completing their program.

The Centre for Co-operative Education and Career Services is located in the Surrey Main room 136. Please click here for the location map.

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Mar 27 / 2017
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Have an idea or a business? Either by yourself, or with a team of up to 5, submit an application.

Apr 5 / 2017
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Are you looking to gain PAID work experience?


Mar 29 / 2016

Check out this video showcasing KPU staff, faculty, students and grads!

Chris McCue is a former Environmental Protection Technology (EPT) Co-op student. Chris is a great example of how the...

Jan 20 / 2016
Co-op Careers

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Between them, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) alumni Brett Ing and Gurjit Lalli took advantage of six co-op placements as part of their...

Oct 23 / 2015
Recognition Awards

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Did you know that 85 per cent of co-op students in B.C. continue on with their employers post-graduation?

It’s an excellent way for...

Oct 23 / 2015
Trades fair

Trades students had a great time connecting with employers such as Best Buy, Kal Tire, Wales McLelland, and Best Builders yesterday for the Trades & Technology Career Fair, at the Cloverdale...