ENGINEERING CO-OP PROGRAM
Benefits to Employers
Enhances recruitment and retention
- The Co-op Program provides the employer with an excellent recruiting tool. The employer can train and observe its Co-op students at work before making a commitment to permanently hire. A Co-op Program can also result in lower training costs and a lower turnover rate, as employees who began as Co-op students accept full-time employment offers based on an informed choice.
Promotes college relations
- Serving as excellent campus ambassadors, Co-op students can enhance an employer's visibility and reputation when they return to campus and share their positive work experiences (conversely, however, an unsatisfactory work experience can lead to a negative image). A Co-op Program can also develop communication and understanding between the university and the employer, allowing for the employer's contribution to the educational process.
Provides a good source of labor supply and better utilization of personnel
- The Co-op Program provides employers with motivated, productive and talented emerging professionals who provide enthusiastic assistance to the actual engineering environment. The fresh perspectives and new approaches brought by the students can help motivate the employer's staff, release highly trained employees from basic tasks, and can contribute to the growth of any organization.