Co-op Education Program
High School Students Program
The Co-operative Education Program in designed to provide secondary school students with insight into the career opportunities in the Fire Service. Students selected to participate in the program will be trained, assigned duties and treated as though he/she is a part-time employee of the Fire Department.
Student candidates for the program must reside in the Town of Halton Hills, poses good communications skills in both oral and written English, and have a demonstrated interest in a career in the Fire Service. Students with a demonstrated interest in a related emergency service or law enforcement service may be considered. Advanced studies in chemistry, physics, and mathematics would be beneficial. In addition, mechanical aptitude, drafting skills, word processing computer skills and a driver's licence with a clean record would be an asset.
Students selected for a Co-op placement with the Halton Hills Fire Department duties will be focused primarily in four divisions of the Department; those being
- Fire Prevention,
- Training Division, and
Students will also receive limited exposure to duties within the Fire Suppression Division. Students wishing to participate in Firefighter training sessions may do so Monday and/or Thursday evening for approximately two hours, three weeks each month of their term.
Students wishing to participate in the Co-operative Education Program offered by the Halton Hills Fire Department should contact their Schools Guidance Department.