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Sprott Shaw College is pleased to offer a number of programs that contain work experience. These programs primarily involve one of the three following types of work experience, as defined by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) bylaws.
i) A supervised and mandatory portion (required for graduation) of the educational program emphasizing the practical application of the previously learned theory, methods, skills, professionalism, orientation and ethics in a specialized area of study.
ii) Students must be supervised and evaluated by the employer or host organization and monitored by their instructor/institution while engaged in productive work (not merely observing) where no remuneration is received.
i) A required and competitively paid work period within a program of study that alternates periods of study with periods of employment in a formalized sequence beginning with and ending with an academic term.
i) A required (for graduation from an educational program) and unpaid part of an educational program in a real‐life setting (hospital, clinic, lab, etc.) where a student performs actual clinical procedures on real patients/clients under the direct supervision of an instructor, and where the instructor/student ratio does not exceed 1:12.
ii) All International students enrolled in any program that has a work experience, whether paid or unpaid, must have a valid work permit. The student must be in possession of this permit for the placement process to begin. When the student’s work experience is scheduled to begin, they will be contacted by the Co-op placement coordinator and the process will proceed as follows: