Co-operative Education Student of the Year

Each year, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus celebrates National Co-operative Education Week by awarding the Co-operative Education Student of the Year Award. This award is intended to reward a Co-operative Education student who has demonstrated excellence over the course of the academic year including time spent on work terms. Selection is based on professional promise, academic achievement and practical application of theory.

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Kiara Brost, Business Information Systems

Co-operative Education Student of the Year

The 2017 Co-operative Education Student of the Year is Kiara Brost, a full-time student in the Business Information Systems program. In 2017, Kiara completed a six-month work term with Advanced DataSystems Ltd. in Saskatoon. During her studies, Kiara achieved a very high academic standing. Kiara is an excellent ambassador both for Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Co-operative Education.

National Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Week was celebrated March 19 to 23, 2018.

It is celebrated each year by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) to promote the value of Co-operative Education programs at its 79 university and colleges members across Canada.

Co-operative Education programs facilitate paid, training-related work terms for students in a variety of academic programs. It is a partnership between the student, the school, and industry which produces significant benefits for all three.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Co-operative Education currently provides co-op programming for 14 academic programs. Students are placed on work terms varying in total length from six to twelve months with employers all across Canada but mostly in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

In 2017, co-operative education earning and wage statistics:

  • $7,425,833 for total earnings
  • $21.09 average hourly earnings
  • $14,171 per 4-month work term

In addition to the significant academic and training benefits of co-op, these earnings help students to finance their education.