Co-op employability skills

The following skills are useful for co-op and other areas of your life. As you read the definitions, examples and resources, consider your previous knowledge and experience with that skill. If you're having difficulty with identifying your skill sets and how you've applied them in the past, consider booking a Career Development appointment with the Centre for Career Action.

To encourage your thinking about each skill, we have provided:

  • a definition
  • an example demonstrating skill application in a high school, work or volunteer setting
  • an example demonstrating how the skill could be performed in the co-op job search or co-op workplace
  • an online resource for developing the skill